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Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Also called ICSA. An organization for company secretaries, or management professionals responsible for ensuring that corporate decisions are carried out. It sponsors certification programs for students and promotes good corporate governance for both for-profit companies and non-profits. It is based in London and has representation in a number of Commonwealth countries. The ICSA was established in 1891.
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Oleg Glebov, Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attacks Solution Business Lead, Kaspersky Lab, comments: "ICSA Labs is one of the recognized leaders among independent testing institutions, which is why taking part in this test is very important for us.
Following each test cycle, including this initial round of testing, the reports resulting from ICSA Labs Advanced Threat Defense Certification Testing are published on the ICSA Labs website.
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The accomplishment marks the latest of F5's ongoing efforts with ICSA Labs, including Web Application Firewall version 2.0.1 certification for the BIG-IP Application Security Manager(TM) solution and SSL-TLS certification for the FirePass(R) SSL VPN solution.
Cowe and Dickinson will also be checking progress on plans to deliver the ICSA's qualifications in Dubai later this year.
The ICSA has already lobbied Irish agriculture minister Mary Coughlan who has passed on its concerns to current EU agriculture commissioner Marian Fischer Boel.
In other news, Seymour Finkelstein received the ICSA's 2004 Lifetime Achievement award.
According to the 2001 ICSA Labs Virus Prevalence Survey, 72% of the surveyed companies reported that overall virus problems were either somewhat worse or much worse than the previous year, with total costs of lost data estimated at between $100,000 and $1 million per company per year.
ICSA Labs, Germantown, Md., has awarded certification to V-ONE Corporation (Nasdaq:VONE) for their inspection firewall in their new SmartGuard(TM) family of VPN appliances.
NetLitmus--produced by the newly formed Alliance for Internet Security, a consortium under ICSA.net--searches Web sites, examining filter points, such as firewalls and routers, and determines whether they are securely configured based on what is known about DDOS attacks.
"When you're connected for five or 10 minutes or an hour with a dial-up, the next time you connect you have a different IP address, [which in turn protects your computer from intruders]," says Peter Tippett, co-chairman and chief technologist for ICSA.net (www.icsa.net), a security assurance firm in geston, Virginia.