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RiskWatch Announces New Assessment Software for Nuclear Power Plants

Contact: Caroline Hamilton, RiskWatch, Inc., 410-224-4773, x 105

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 18 /Standard Newswire/ -- RiskWatch, Inc. announced today that it has been working under contract with the Technical Support Working Group of the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to create a special version of the RiskWatch software to assess the Cybersecurity of systems. The Nuclear Energy Institute has been a content contributor to the development effort.

The unique software program will be released to specific industry organizations in October, 2006. The RiskWatch for Nuclear Power includes the new Nuclear Energy Institute guidelines contained in the NEI 04-04 Revision 1; "Cyber Security Program for Nuclear Power Reactors."

Jack Roe, Spokesman for the NEI, said, "This software will be a tool for the nuclear power industry to use to evaluate their security posture in specific systems and applications.
The NEI has a major role in developing the content and worked with many NEI member organizations in the development and the subsequent pilots."

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI's objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.

NEI has over 280 corporate members in 15 countries. They include companies that operate nuclear power plants, design and engineering firms, fuel suppliers and service companies, companies involved in nuclear medicine and nuclear industrial applications, radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical companies, universities and research laboratories, and labor unions. More than 6,000 industry professionals participate in NEI activities and programs, providing NEI broad industry representation and enabling NEI to focus industry expertise on crucial policy matters.

RiskWatch(TM) is the top-rated developer of enterprise security risk assessment and compliance software that fully automates the risk management process.  RiskWatch software products including RiskWatch for Information Systems, RiskWatch for Financial Institutions, RiskWatch for Physical and Homeland Security and RiskWatch for HIPAA. RiskWatch clients include ISS, IBM, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Agencies, Hypovereins Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Keystone Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation, Abbott Labs, Constellation Energy, Baptist Hospitals and many more.