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Meredith College Hires WireHead for Security Assessment

Meredith College has tapped the professional services of WireHead Security to help the Raleigh, NC-based institution with security testing. WireHead offers a suite of consulting services that include penetration testing, source code reviews, and security assessments of Web applications, social engineering, internal risk, wireless, voice-over-IP, and compliance readiness. The company also provides security awareness, product, and technology training.

"[The team at WireHead] handled the full scope of security testing for us, from vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, to examination of our Web applications and wireless infrastructure," said college CIO Jeff Howlett. "They delivered a report providing concrete, actionable information, written in language easily understood by senior management. It enabled our Technology Services group to get the necessary budget to upgrade our network equipment, software applications and tools, and move the college to a new level of security preparedness."

Meredith, a women's college, has about 2,000 students.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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