FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 23, 2001
Contact: Rachel Haynes, SIIA PR
(202) 452-1600 ext. 365
(Washington, D.C.) The eBusiness Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today released a white paper that examines a new method of protecting consumer data and outlines more than a dozen different types of data security threats facing businesses online. The 27-page white paper, An Electronic Citadel: A Method for Securing Credit Card and Private Consumer Data in e-Business Sites, focuses on the architecture, processes and benefits of the citadel method of protecting consumer data.
The intended audience encompasses security experts, chief information officers, chief technology officers, and a broad range of systems-related positions from administrators to architects. The white paper stresses the need to view data security as a multi-faceted system of interacting components as opposed to single-point solutions that do not provide increased protection for the most sensitive consumer and corporate information.
An Electronic Citadel is available for download at no cost on the SIIA website at http://www.siia.net/whitepaper/citadel.html. Tom Arnold, Chief Technology Officer of CyberSource Corporation and Chair of the Technology Working Group of the SIIA eBusiness Division, authored the document. Access a CyberSource press release, highlighting ten data security tips for online businesses, at http://www.cybersource.com/press.
"The future of electronic commerce largely rests in the ability of companies to secure consumer and corporate data," said Fred Hoch, director of the eBusiness Division of SIIA. "The citadel method is a new and extremely strong method of protecting data. SIIA is committed to helping promote new, effective models for data security such as the citadel method and communicating these benefits to customers in the consumer and business markets."
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association of the software code and information content industries. SIIA represents more than 1,000 leading high-tech companies that develop and market software and electronic content for business, education, consumers and the Internet. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net.
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