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Alliant Technologies Lends Expertise to New Report Calling for Revolutionary Approach to Cyber Security

2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual Names Alliant Technologies a Distinguished Vendor

Morristown, NJ – September 8, 2016 – Today Alliant Technologies announced the joint release of the first-annual 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual — a Practical Handbook and Reference Guide for the Working Cyber Security Professional. Alliant is honored to be selected as part of an industry collective of 48 of the nation’s foremost cyber security vendors participating in the report, which was published by The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) following in-depth industry research and analysis.

 The report details a new urgency for how America’s commercial, financial and utility sectors respond to escalating and increasingly complex cyber-attacks. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the cyber security industry with specific insights from C-level executives and thought leaders. Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, former chief security officer of AT&T and author of six books on cyber security, spearheaded writing and researching the report.

“Working with a renowned industry security thought leader like Ed was a privilege and valuable in validating Alliant’s approach,” said Bruce Flitcroft, CEO of Alliant. “Together we found that the reduced risk model that’s inherent to Alliant’s IT infrastructure utility offer is consistent with Ed’s research and advice to offload enterprise infrastructure to more secure grounds.”

Alliant Technologies is transforming the IT industry by delivering IT Infrastructure as a utility service that delivers the flexibility and reliability enterprises need to drive business growth. Alliant embeds network security into the platform reducing attack surface areas and the amount of activities required for enterprises to guard themselves. The protections and processes built into Alliant’s IT infrastructure utility fortify enterprise infrastructure.

“I enjoyed working with Bruce and his team during my research,” Ed Amoroso said. “The Alliant team has extensive experience helping enterprise customers achieve higher levels of cyber security.”

The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual is written for information security and technology professionals in all industries with a special focus on U.S. infrastructure companies, including energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, health care and utilities. The report is available at no cost as a free download on Alliant Technologies’ website, www.allianttech.com, and TAG Cyber’s website, www.tag-cyber.com.

The handbook is centered around a revolutionary new approach to cyber security that calls on tech leaders of the largest and most important American enterprises to explode existing infrastructure to disperse data across multiple platforms, offload sensitive information into secure cloud-based solutions and reload systems, policies and personnel to better position them to effectively defend against cyber-attacks that are not only likely, but occurring at an increasing rate.

The 2017 TAG Cyber Security Annual includes three volumes:

Volume 1: TAG Cyber Security Fifty Controls details the fifty primary control areas required for CISO teams to be effective in this new era of cybersecurity. These areas include traditional controls such as firewall platforms and two-factor authentication along with non-traditional controls such as security recruiting and security R&D. For each control area, an extensive list of supporting vendors is included to help jumpstart local source selection.

Volume 2: Interviews with Distinguished Vendor Principals includes in-depth conversations with the thought leaders and distinguished vendor principals. It offers a brief digest of the expert guidance and cyber security insights offered by these industry authorities during the research stages of this report.

Volume 3: TAG Cyber Security Vendor Listings serves as a reference guide to the cyber security industry. This comprehensive review includes nearly 1,400 vendors this year, with an additional 500 vendors to be incorporated into the 2018 report.

About Alliant

As the pioneer IT infrastructure utility company, Alliant designs, deploys and manages global IT infrastructure for some of the most well-known brands in the world. Alliant Technologies is unique in the industry in the way it provides simplicity of IT infrastructure, while lowering operating costs and risk for commercial enterprises, the public sector and regulated industries. We do this though our scalable IT infrastructure utility for enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Unified Communications, Network Security and Data Center systems. Our IT utility, which is delivered globally and managed through our US-based Network Operations Center, enables customers to efficiently scale and meet the demands of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Age. Learn more at www.allianttech.com.

About TAG Cyber, LLC

The Amoroso Group (TAG Cyber) is a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting and media services company. Led by Edward Amoroso, industry veteran and former chief security officer for AT&T, TAG Cyber supports hundreds of companies around the world by providing a roadmap for identifying, preventing and eliminating cyber attacks on their systems and data.

Press Contact:
Katie Patterson
Alliant Technologies
+1 973 775 4112
kpatterson@allianttech.com

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