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HBGary Awarded Contract Extension by Department Of Homeland Security For Forensics Training

Company to conduct memory forensics and malware analysis training events with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials

Sacramento, California, February 24, 2010, Today HBGary (http://www.hbgary.com), a leading provider of best-in-class threat intelligence solutions for government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations, announced that the company has received an extension to their contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct a series of hands-on memory forensics and malware analysis training events with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials around the country.

Today organizations are increasingly turning to HBGary solutions not only to help detect the malware, but also to gather necessary threat intelligence " the author and operator behind the malware -- to better protect their confidential data and leverage their current defense-in-depth security solutions.

"It's a great thing having HBGary provide the training in this specific field since they are on the leading edge dealing with Enterprise-level malware. Also, they are the leader in live memory analysis research and applying that research in the field in the form of tools and training. The training is designed for both your average high-technology crime cop or seasoned government or corporate investigator. It is very practical with just the right amount technical data. I can't think of anyone who is better at doing what they do," said Mark Menz, a national leading expert in computer forensics, electronic discovery and information security and Chief Forensic Scientist for MyKey Technology, Inc.

As a result of this contract extension with the D.H.S., HBGary security experts will use the company's forensic product, HBGary Responder Field Edition, to conduct the two-day training sessions, which will begin next month starting in Washington, DC., and then roll out nationwide to Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and California. Additional training sites may be added this year.

"A computer's memory contains a treasure trove of vital confidential data. Social media technologies, keys, passwords, and complete Internet histories are just a few of the things that can be recovered in memory. As a result, it has become a top target for today's cybercriminals," said HBGary CEO and founder Greg Hoglund. "Originally funded by Air Force Research Labs and Department of Homeland Security, HBGary is pleased to continue to provide the necessary hands-on training to law enforcement officers who are out in the field every day trying to address this critical security issue."

About HBGary Responder Field Edition

Responder Field Edition provides the most thorough and comprehensive memory analysis capability in the industry. Responder virtually rebuilds all the underlying data structures in RAM. This includes all physical to virtual address mappings, recreates the object manager, exposes all objects, and enables investigators to perform a complete and comprehensive computer investigation. For more information on the product, please visit https://www.hbgary.com/products-services/responder-field-edition/

About HBGary, Inc.

HBGary, Inc. was founded in 2004 by renown security expert Greg Hoglund. HBGary is focused on delivering best-in-class threat intelligence solutions to Fortune 500 financial, pharmaceutical and entertainment companies as well as Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other U.S. government agencies to meet their unique cybersecurity challenges and requirements. HBGary is headquartered in Sacramento and has offices in Washington D.C. For more information on HBGary, please visit http://www.hbgary.com.

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