CREDANT sponsor Open Security Foundation to track breaches

Open Security Foundation and CREDANT Technologies Partner on Data Security Initiatives Sponsorship aims to educate on the state of the data protection industry

London 11 Feb, 2009CREDANT Technologies, the market leader in data protection solutions, today announced it has entered a partnership agreement with the Open Security Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to tracking and reporting security vulnerabilities and breaches of personal information.

The Open Security Foundation's DataLossDB, ( a research project that documents known and reported data loss incidents worldwide, recently announced the inclusion of the Primary Sources Archive. The Primary Sources Archive is a collection of breach notification letters sent to various jurisdictions.

“Though security breaches, hacking, identity theft and other types of data loss occur frequently, many of these incidents go unreported, ” said Michael Callahan, Chief Marketing Officer for CREDANT Technologies. “By collecting this vital information in one place, the Open Security Foundation is creating a means to educate the market on the state of data security today. The more knowledgeable companies, employees and solution providers are the better equipped we will all be to ensure critical data is protected."

"We think that this partnership will help bring more exposure to incidents that have affected millions of people across the world," said David Shettler, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Open Security Foundation. "CREDANT has offered to help us in our efforts to bring these incidents to light, and we hope people and organizations will take notice and consider what they might have to do to protect their personal information from misuse or harm."

Open Security Foundation’s Primary Sources Archive and database have been gathered by staff and volunteers, and are considered to be a leading resource of information for breaches involving the loss, exposure, and theft of personal information. Currently, OSF is accumulating more Primary Source documents via the Freedom of Information Act, which involves contacting various local and state governmental agencies.

The Open Security Foundation (OSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public organization founded and operated by information security enthusiasts, formed to empower all types of organizations by providing knowledge and resources so that they may properly detect, protect, and mitigate information security risks. To that end, the Foundation has established the DataLoss Database, a free and open resource for the collection and dissemination of data loss incident-related information. For more information, visit

CREDANT Technologies is the market leader in endpoint data protection solutions. CREDANT’s data security solutions mitigate risk, preserve customer brand, and reduce the cost of compliance, enabling business to “protect what matters.” CREDANT Mobile Guardian is the only centrally managed endpoint data protection solution providing strong authentication, intelligent encryption, usage controls, and key management for data recovery. By aligning security to the type of user, device, and location, CREDANT permits the audit and enforcement of security policies across all computing endpoints. Strategic partners and customers include leaders in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and services. CREDANT has been recognized by Inc. magazine as the #1 fastest growing security software company in 2008 and 2007; was selected by Red Herring as one of the top 100 privately held companies and top 100 Innovators; and was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2005. Austin Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Crescendo Ventures, Intel Capital, and Cisco Systems are investors in CREDANT Technologies. For more information, visit

Yvonne Eskenzi, Eskenzi PR