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Cyber Risk Management Platform is Honored in Security Today’s Competition for Outstanding Government Security Products

Sunnyvale, Calif. & Albuquerque, N.M. – April 11, 2017RiskSense® Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management, today announced that its RiskSense Platform was selected as Gold winner for Security and Risk Intelligence in the Govies 2017 Government Security Awards administered by 1105 Media, publishers of Security Today. These coveted annual awards honor outstanding products in government security.

1105 Media launched its Government Security Awards program in 2009. In 2011, the annual program became known as ‘The Govies’. This year, the program is re-named for 1105 Media’s newly relaunched Security Today magazine (formerly Security Products). According to the editors and judges, nominations were especially strong this year as government security continues to be an ongoing concern. Winners within each award category were announced during last week’s ISC West Expo at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Just like it has for enterprises, government exposure to cyber risk has increased with the expansion of the attack surface created by the cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things,” said Torsten George, vice president of global marketing and products at RiskSense. “The RiskSense Platform provides a pro-active means to continuously monitor for threats, prioritize them based on criticality, and centrally orchestrate timely remediation in a closed-loop process that reduces cyber risk. RiskSense is deployed across local, state, and federal government agencies in the U.S.”

Like their counterparts in the enterprise, cyber security professionals in government still grapple with how to implement a continuous diagnostics program that improves their information security posture. In government, security professionals are also concerned about compliance with NIST and other guidance, including FISMA and FedRAMP. The RiskSense Platform provides government agencies with continuous diagnostic and mitigation capabilities by unifying and contextualizing vast volumes of internal security intelligence with external threat data, and correlating the findings with mission criticality to continuously reveal cyber risk exposure across a growing attack surface – including the network, servers, endpoints, applications, and databases. With RiskSense, both enterprises and governments minimize cyber risk by closing the most critical security gaps first, and gain valuable situational awareness to keep cyber adversaries at bay.

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RiskSense®, Inc. provides vulnerability management and remediation prioritization to measure and control cybersecurity risk. The cloud-based RiskSense platform delivers Risk-Based Vulnerability Management, Application Security Orchestration and Correlation, in addition to our Vulnerability Knowledge Base.These products bring insight to the wide views of vulnerability risk with adversarial threat-context and ties to ransomware. With Vulnerability Risk Rating, threat analytics, and automated playbooks prioritize actions for critical security weaknesses dramatically improving security and IT efficiency and effectiveness of managing attack surface risk.

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