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DENVER - February 22, 2010 - Accuvant, a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, announced today that Michael Farnum, senior solutions engineer for Accuvant, and Jim Broome, a director with Accuvant Labs, the security assessment and research division of Accuvant, were recently nominated for hosting the "Best Security Podcast" as part of the 2010 Social Security Bloggers Awards.
Since 2008, Broome and Farnum have recorded insightful commentary for An Information Security Place. The winners will be selected by members of the Security Bloggers Network, which includes accomplished journalists, authors, executives and technologists, and announced during the invitation-only Security Bloggers Meet-Up at the 2010 RSA Conference in San Francisco.
"We are extremely proud of Jim and Michael for being nominated for this award, which recognizes the best of the best in security blogging and podcasting," said Bill Strub, vice president of consulting for Accuvant. "The quality and popularity of their podcast is testament to their deep expertise in the information security space and broad understanding of the latest technology, threat and vulnerability trends and issues. They are highly valued contributors not only within the Accuvant community, but the industry as a whole."
Broome, director for Accuvant Labs, is an information security industry veteran and Certified Information Security Services Professional (CISSP) with two decades of experience. In addition to providing world-class security consulting services to Accuvant clients, he also is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for the Labs team.
Farnum, senior solutions engineer, has 16 years of IT and information security experience. In this role, Farnum provides pre-sales support to Accuvant's clients and account managers using his expertise in security solutions. Currently, Farnum holds CISSP and Security + certifications.
Accuvant is a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, with more than 2,000 customers across North America and Europe. The company's security advisors use industry expertise and proven methodologies to help large enterprises assess their environments, improve their compliance postures and secure their infrastructures. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has 27 offices across the United States. For more information on Accuvant, please visit http://www.accuvant.com/ or follow us on Twitter: @accuvant.