Experts-For-Hire Help Canadian Companies Prevent Information Security Breaches and Ensure Legal Compliance

Toronto, Canada (PressExposure) September 02, 2008 -- According to Toronto-based security researchers, leadership and governance, not technology are the answer to an effective information security strategy for Canadian organizations. Despite the delays in the introduction of mandatory breach notification requirements within Canada’s data protection laws, serious security incidents continue to damage the reputations of private enterprises as well as the public sector.

This month, Informatica Security introduced FlexProtect VirtualCSOâ„¢, its first information security governance service designed as a cost-effective solution to assist organizations with the challenges of strategizing, implementing, managing and maintaining an effective information protection program.

Claudiu Popa is a recognized security expert and Informatica’s president, a trusted corporate adviser on matters of compliance, privacy and security: “Managers of Canadian firms want to believe the media reports claiming that each security incident is an isolated event. Unfortunately, even without the breach notification laws present in the United States, it’s become plainly clear that these situations, whether they involve Environment Canada, the Passport Canada site or any number of private sector companies, are recurring, common and significantly damaging events. These events can all be prevented with proper security governance, policy enforcement, awareness education and effective technology, but it all takes leadership and a strategic direction to make it happen”.

For organizations that have sensitive information to protect which, according to Mr. Popa is 100% of Canadian firms, the FlexProtect VirtualCSOâ„¢ will be a dedicated security and privacy expert who works closely with executives on matters of governance and strategy, implementation and project management for all initiatives involving compliance and information asset protection.

“Instead of being reactive, Canadian executives need to take responsibility for the protection of their customer data, their own compliance with the law and even the unfortunate events that lead to breaches. VirtualCSO™ is simply an effective extension of our consulting services that offers dedicated expertise at significant cost savings - up to 50% - for every organization.” said Mr. Popa.

Companies interested in acquiring certified security and privacy expertise should contact Informatica Security for an on-site evaluation and a customized VirtualCSOâ„¢ solution.

About Informatica Security Corporation

Informatica Security and Privacy is a leading information risk management consulting firm focused on providing unmatched expertise to enable client organizations to control and mitigate information security risks, meet compliance challenges, alleviate the effects of wrongsourcing and adopt proven standards and best practices for exceptional governance. The firm’s FlexSecure™ risk assessments and professional audits, FlexProtect™ security management, STORM™ (Scalable Techniques for Operational Risk Management) and WorkLife™ Enterprise Risk Education solutions are proven best-of-breed solutions that scale to meet the business and compliance requirements of diverse industries.

For additional information, please contact Informatica at 416-431-9012 or visit and

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Informatica Security and Privacy, Informatica Education, Informatica Research, the Informatica logo, FlexSecureâ„¢, FlexProtectâ„¢ and WorkLifeâ„¢, VirtualCSOâ„¢ and VirtualCPOâ„¢ are trademarks or service marks of Informatica Corporation.

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Claudiu Popa, CISSP, PMP, CISA
President & CSO,
Informatica Corporation
Toronto, Ontario

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Press Release Submitted On: August 19, 2008 at 1:53 am
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