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Foreground Security Named a Finalist in 2013 Info Security's Global Excellence Awards

Foreground Security, a cyber security consulting, training and services firm, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, a leading information security industry publication, has named Foreground Security a finalist for the 2013 Global Excellence Awards in the “Security Products and Solutions for Healthcare” category. The annual awards program honors innovative solutions and achievements within the Information Security industry. The Security Products and Solutions for Healthcare category honors security programs that demonstrate successful results within a healthcare organization. Foreground Security’s selection recognizes the company’s design and support of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) Operational Security Management Program benefiting CMS’ strategic virtual data center (VDC) initiative, eCloud.

“We are proud to be recognized among industry leaders in this prestigious awards program and support customers like CMS managing pivotal technology projects,” said David Amsler, president and CIO, Foreground Security. “It is a unique privilege to work at the forefront of IT security efforts enabling important advances in the quality and efficiency of healthcare.”

Foreground Security designed and manages comprehensive information security operations supporting eCloud, a CMS initiative within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). eCloud provides centralized hosting, oversight and management of the agency’s IT systems, supporting up-to-date, quality and efficient health care services for beneficiaries. The virtual data center is one of the government’s pivotal cloud computing initiatives, with massive stores of records, physically distributed assets and links across multiple government agencies. Foreground Security is responsible for continually analyzing significant data security and privacy risks as well as performing eCloud’s operational security management. Foreground Security implemented a 24x7x365 system monitoring, security configuration, tuning and management system to identify any potential risks within eCloud. The company’s delivery of “Security-as-a-Service” complements CMS’ and program contractors’ capabilities and safeguards eCloud from threats. This program gives government health agencies the confidence necessary to transform healthcare and maximize resources and taxpayer savings through technology.

Winners of this year’s Info Security's Global Excellence Awards will be announced at a banquet dinner in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

About Foreground Security

Foreground Security, a woman owned, small disadvantaged business, is a security consulting, training and services firm that believes in integrating leading-edge security services, training, technologies, and commercial best practices in order to assist government and private sector organizations in strengthening their security posture. With offices in Virginia and Florida, the company employs highly-skilled security architects and engineers that provide customers with the proven expertise and real-world implementation experience required to protect against today’s leading threats. With strong demand for its services, Foreground Security is continuing to grow rapidly and was recognized on Washington Technology’s Fast 50 in 2012 and won Network Products Guide’s Hot Companies and Best Products award for “Best Deployments in Governance, Risk and Compliance” in 2011. For more information about Foreground Security, visit: http://foregroundsecurity.com/.

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