Hostway's Free Webcast Offers Tips On Security and Compliance Issues Facing Small Businesses
Hostway Offers a Live Web Seminar to Educate Small Businesses on the Issues of
Compliance and Security as They Relate to Information Technology and the
CHICAGO, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- It is becoming increasingly crucial for small businesses to understand the impact of regulations and legislation affecting their information technology operations, and to stay abreast of Internet and IT-related security threats. To help educate small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) on these issues, Hostway Corp., a global leader in Web hosting and managed services, will hold a live audio Webcast on September 27, 2005, at 10:30 a.m./CDT. This Webcast will explore compliance and security issues facing SMBs, strategies to address these issues and ways to use these issues to gain a competitive advantage. Attend the Web seminar, "Small Business Strategies: Security and Compliance" on September 27, 2005 at 10:30 a.m./CDT to learn about: -- Compliance and security issues facing small businesses regarding IT and the Internet -- Strategies for small businesses to address these issues -- How to gain a competitive advantage through compliance issues -- Security threats and costs -- Plans and processes for addressing computer security issues -- Guidelines to establish a budget for managing computer security "Businesses face a complex web of regulatory requirements addressing the accessibility and security of company information," said John Lee, vice president of marketing, Hostway. "Now, more than ever, it is essential for small businesses to stay informed on compliance and security issues. This Webinar gives the opportunity for small businesses to learn strategies to address these issues from highly reputable and respected panelists." To register for the September 27 Web seminar, "Small Business Strategies: Security and Compliance," please visit http://www.hostway.com/scwebinar . All attendees will automatically be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free Gold Plus Linux Web hosting package for one year. This Webinar includes expert panelists from PayPal, a global online payment service; Proofspace, a provider of business solutions that improve the strength of electronic business records; and West Monroe Partners, a holistic business and technology solution provider. The Web seminar will be led by Hostway, a leading provider of Web hosting and managed services. Robin Leidenthal, Director of Industry Relations and Compliance at PayPal, will discuss various aspects of merchant security and the potential liabilities online retailers face if they do not adhere to the regulations surrounding those issues. PayPal enables any individual or business with an email address to send and receive payments online securely, easily and quickly. "Every online retailer must understand and build their payment processes around a secure financial infrastructure," said Leidenthal. "It's essential that online retailers have sophisticated fraud protection technologies and procedures in place -- not only to secure protection against e-commerce crime, but to also prevent the loss of vital data." Paul Doyle, General Manager and Co-founder of Proofspace, a leading data integrity solution provider, will share his security experiences that derive from his 17 years of experience in both data and physical security. "Implementing integrated security technology creates a sense of ease among companies and their customers," said Doyle. "It allows individuals to conduct their daily affairs in a secure, confident and verifiable manner and increases the trust between the customer and company." Dean Fischer, president and co-founder of West Monroe Partners, will share expertise on compliance issues that he has experienced from his 26-year tenure in the industry. His skill set is uniquely diverse, as he has practiced in a variety of disciplines -- financial and accounting, legal, operational, and emerging technologies. "It is vital that SMBs have the management discipline to stay compliant," said Dean Fischer, president, West Monroe Partners. "Compliance often requires investments in technology, data storage and content management among other resources and if SMBs are not guided in the right direction those investments could be very, very costly." John Lee of Hostway will serve as the moderator for the Web seminar and will touch upon his experiences as a small business owner and the security and compliance obstacles he needed to overcome. He also will offer ways that small businesses can create plans and processes for addressing computer security issues. About Hostway Hostway Corporation provides Web hosting and managed services to more than 400,000 customers worldwide. Hostway helps individuals, small businesses and large enterprises achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based technologies by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the five largest Web hosting companies in the world with offices in North America (Chicago, Tampa, Austin and Vancouver), Europe (London, Frankfurt, Hannover and Amsterdam) Asia (Seoul) and Australia (Sydney). For more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit http://www.hostway.com or call 1-888-290-5170. About ProofSpace ProofSpace, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., delivers the benefits of its patented transient key technology to businesses and industries seeking to strengthen the security and reliability of their electronic business records. ProofMark(TM) creates irrefutable and durable evidence of the what, when details of any electronic transaction or event at any point in time. ProofMark does not rely on a centralized repository or trusted third party to witness, archive and manage business records; as such, each ProofMark is self-contained and independently verifiable by all participants to the online activity. The ProofMark system is the first in a series of infrastructure-based software applications developed by ProofSpace, Inc. To learn more about Proofspace, please visit http://www.proofspace.com . About West Monroe Partners West Monroe Partners is a full service provider of business and technology solutions for opportunity-rich organizations. Founded in 2002, West Monroe Partners focuses on assisting their clients with the following: improving their profitability, continually keeping their vital systems running 24/7, ensuring an optimal supply of materials and inventory and providing key business metrics at their fingertips. Headquartered in Chicago, West Monroe Partners has a location in Montreal, Canada and serves clients nationwide. To learn more about West Monroe Partners, please visit http://www.westmonroepartners.com . CONTACT: Jennifer Mussman, Hostway, (312) 994-7720, Jennifer.Mussman@hostwaycorp.com Tina Janczura, Slack Barshinger, (312) 970-5841, Tina.Janczura@slackbarshinger.com
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