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NDi completes merger with BitSec Global Forensics™ Merger expands SDVOSB's e-discovery, digital forensics, and cyber security capabilities


VIENNA, Va., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Network Designs, Inc. (a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business) announced today that they have successfully completed a merger with cyber security experts, BitSec Global Forensics™. Beginning immediately, BitSec will operate as a division of NDi, expanding NDi's cyber solutions to the commercial and government market. The merger brings almost two decades of combined experience in digital forensics, cyber security, and training to NDi's growing cyber solutions division -- expanding the already impressive catalogue of solutions and services to government and private sector clients. 

BitSec Global Forensics™ is a worldwide leader in digital forensics, electronic discovery, data breach investigations, and training.  BitSec's founders and consultants include former information security experts and computer forensic specialists for the United States Government, as well as local and state law enforcement, academia, and leaders in the field of computer forensics.  In addition to offering professional services, BitSec develops discreet and confidential, mission specific, information security and forensic training. Their cyber security curriculum is used to train international, federal and state investigative agencies, as well as major corporate Fortune 500 companies.

As a result of the merger with NDi, BitSec will expand its cyber security services to include vulnerability, penetration, and application testing to complement existing training, electronic discovery, computer forensics, and data breach response offerings.  In addition to expanding NDi's digital forensics and cyber security services, the merger includes plans to build a state-of-the-art digital forensics lab in the Washington, DC metro area. The secure digital forensics lab will provide e-discovery and digital forensics support to clients who are in need of expert cyber security services. A managed service to help organizations counter today's emerging cyber threats and respond to modern litigation challenges is also in development.

Greg Conran, NDi Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, said, "We are looking forward to the expansion capabilities provided by this merger. Over the last 8 years, BitSec has partnered with NDi to provide our clients with expert cyber security services and training. The merger will allow our Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business to offer new solutions to existing clients as well as creating new opportunities for growth -- especially in the legal field. We believe that by combining NDi's financial strength and SDVOSB designation with BitSec's global cyber security and private sector training portfolio, we can support the government organizations community with new cost-effective services and products."

"I am very excited about the merger.  As a division of NDi, BitSec will continue to provide its clients personalized attention and expertise while at the same time being able to provide scalable cyber solutions through the support of NDi's larger corporate infrastructure. The merger will allow BitSec to expand its operation in New England while simultaneously developing a digital forensics program within NDi's corporate offices in the Washington, DC metro area," said Michael Webber, BitSec founder and Senior Vice President.  "BitSec has provided NDi with subject matter expertise and training in support of their work within the U.S. State Department's Global Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program since 2006.  This has allowed us to work very closely with their executive management and to recognize that both companies have common corporate standards, ethics, and values.  We think the merger will bring considerable value to both BitSec and NDi clients in both commercial and government markets."

About Network Designs, Inc.:
Founded in 1995, Network Designs, Inc. (NDi) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Web Development & Security Solution provider. NDi excels at delivering highly usable websites, full lifecycle applications, and essential security solutions to government agencies. NDi offers superior customer service to Federal and Commercial clients through a unique, value-added online project management tool serving customers 24 / 7 / 365.  See more about our contracting vehicles, or click here to learn more about what our SDVOSB designation means to you.

About BitSec Global Forensics:  
BitSec Global Forensics™ is a worldwide leader in digital forensics, electronic discovery, data breach investigations, and training. Headquartered in Maine with offices in Washington, DC and Vienna, Virginia, BitSec Global Forensics™ provides immediate and discreet consultancy services and training to federal and state investigative agencies as well as law firms and corporations in need of immediate e-discovery and incident response services. BitSec Global Forensics™ founders and consultants have included former information security experts and computer forensic specialists for the United States Government, as well as local and state law enforcement, academia, and leaders in the field of computer forensics.

SOURCE Network Designs, Inc.



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