Zeropoint Risk Research And Processunity Annouce New Risk Analysis Tool

Enterprise Threat Assessments Reduce Intellectual Property Theft, Identity Theft and Organizational Risk

Online PR News – 11-November-2009 – – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Shea
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Enterprise Threat Assessments Reduce ##--1--##, Identity Theft and Organizational Risk

Boston, Mass., November 11, 2009—First detailed in the book, "THREAT! Managing Risk in a Hostile World," by ZeroPoint Risk Research president MacDonnell Ulsch, the Enterprise Threat Index for Predictive Risk Impact Scenario Modeling™ (ETX PRISM™) was developed as a holistic risk management framework designed to reduce intellectual property theft, identity theft and ##--3--##. ETX PRISM™ enables an accurate assessment of information security deficiencies resulting from both human causes and natural phenomena. Those deficiencies are a primary cause that contributes to increased regulatory, legal, financial, and reputation risk.

The application of the ETX PRISM™ results in a numeric risk rating, as well as a thermal or heat image based on the severity of the identified risk. The results of the deployment of the Index assist management in compliance and in developing a comprehensive strategy to remediate high-priority concerns.

ETX PRISM™ has been developed as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in partnership with ProcessUnity, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance solutions, based in Waltham, Mass. "ETX PRISM™ helps organizations understand and measure their strategic information security threats and vulnerabilities, and highlights areas that need to be improved," said Todd Stone, CEO of ProcessUnity. "We are pleased to offer a powerful, easy-to-use risk analysis solution supporting the innovative concepts from ZeroPoint Risk Research.”

MacDonnell Ulsch added, “No one can consistently and accurately predict when — or what kind of — a threat will impact an enterprise. It is far less difficult, and more useful, to predict how an event is likely to impact an organization. Preventing a terrorist strike, a catastrophic natural phenomenon, or a cyber attack that robs the company of its intellectual property and customers’ identity can be problematic, but the ETX PRISM™ predicts the impact of the incident through scenario modeling, which greatly increases organizational resilience to risk. It can also maximize compliance with many state, federal, and international regulations through identification and remediation of traditional and non-traditional threat and risk conditions that occur inside and outside the enterprise.”

About ZeroPoint Risk Research, LLC. Headquartered in Boston, MA, ZeroPoint Risk Research, LLC, advises clients on security, privacy, threat, and risk impact considerations, including identity theft, intellectual property and trade secret theft and organizational risk.

About ProcessUnity, Inc. ProcessUnity delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) with its software solutions. From meeting regulatory requirements to managing risk, ProcessUnity's configurable, web-based solutions cover enterprise assessment and reporting needs.
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