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CSIA Supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Alliance Plans Month of Initiatives and Events to Raise

Arlington, Va. October 3, 2006 The Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) today announced its support for National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an initiative organized each October by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to promote online safety for home users, small businesses, students and educators. CSIA will join NCSA and other supporters of National Cyber Security Awareness Month to engage in a national public awareness campaign that includes a series of public service announcements, educational briefings and other special events as well as the distribution of toolkits and lesson plans for educators.

"The 2006 National Cyber Security Awareness Month falls at a time when we are seeing an increase in online fraud and fear of identity theft is at an all-time high, increasing the relevance of this month's activities as Americans look for ways to protect their privacy online," said Paul Kurtz, Executive Director of CSIA. "CSIA is fully committed to its support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and we applaud NCSA for its work to raise awareness for safe online practices."

Every October, NCSA and its partners join forces to provide home users, small businesses, students and educators with practical tips and resources for safe online practices as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Supporters of NCSA and the month's activities include representatives from federal, state and local government and the education and business communities.

One initiative CSIA is focused on is passage of a Congressional Resolution recognizing the importance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The House passed a resolution last year, and CSIA and the Business Software Alliance are working together to encourage the House and Senate to pass similar resolutions this year. In addition, with leadership from National Association of Attorneys General President Thurbert E. Baker, 41 state Attorneys General, plus the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, signed a declaration in recognition of the month's activities. This high-level attention to cyber security awareness and education only elevates the importance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and its activities.

"It is important for everyone whether a teenager surfing the Internet or an adult paying their bills online to be aware of the potential threats they might come across so they can better protect themselves and their private information online," said Ron Teixeira, Executive Director of NCSA. "We are hoping that this year's National Cyber Security Awareness Month activities will help empower more Americans to practice online safety and we are proud to work with dedicated organizations, such as Cyber Security Industry Alliance, to provide practical tips, resources and education."

About the Cyber Security Industry Alliance
The Cyber Security Industry Alliance is the only advocacy group dedicated exclusively to ensuring the privacy, reliability and integrity of information systems through public policy, technology, education and awareness. Led by CEOs from the world's top security providers, CSIA believes a comprehensive approach to information system security is vital to the stability of the global economy. Visit our web site at www.csialliance.org.

Members of the CSIA include Application Security, Inc.; CA, Inc. (NYSE: CA); Citadel Security Software Inc. (CDSS:OTC); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS); Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS); Entrust, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTU); F-Secure Corporation (HEX: FSC1V); Fortinet, Inc.; Internet Security Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSX); iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS); McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE); Mirage Networks; PGP Corporation; Qualys, Inc.; RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS); Secure Computing Corporation (NASDAQ: SCUR); Surety, Inc.; SurfControl Plc (LSE: SRF); Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC); TechGuard Security, LLC; and Vontu, Inc.

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