HANOVER, Md., Sept. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KEYW Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) is joining Aon and Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan to bring Cyber Awareness to the healthcare industry in a forum to be offered at the Yale Club in New York City on Wednesday, September 12 th, 2012. This breakfast forum, will prepare participants to take on the challenges inherent in the future of privacy and cyber awareness. Healthcare is seeing a significant increase in cyber breaches. A recent industry study by the Ponemon Institute cited a 32% increase in the cyber breaches in just the last year, among the healthcare organizations studied. Ninety-six percent of these same organizations had at least one data breach in the past 24 months, with an average economic impact of more than $2 million. "Healthcare constitutes 17% of our Gross National Product; it is an element of our nation's Critical Infrastructure; and it is under cyber attack," commented Leonard Moodispaw, CEO and President of KEYW Corporation. "The status quo in Cyber today is that enterprises, across all industries, are only able to identify, an estimated 6% of the breaches and compromises of their Cyber Operations by their own programs and capabilities. KEYW is pleased to partner with Aon and Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan to help promote Cyber Awareness to the healthcare industry in this Forum. In promoting Cyber Awareness, we are drawing heavily on KEYW's cyber experience and capabilities derived from years of in-depth work with the Intelligence Community's cyber operations and challenges." "We welcome KEYW and the insight into Cyber Awareness that they bring to our Healthcare Industry Forum," according to Nancy Green, Senior Vice President of Aon Risk Solutions. "Cyber represents a risk to the entire enterprise that requires proactive risk management practices. Our forum is designed to help participants take on the challenges of privacy and cyberspace."
More information on this Healthcare Industry Forum, "The New Frontier: The Future of Privacy and Cyber Awareness for Healthcare Providers", is available at http://linkd.in/t1xt3k .About KEYW KEYW provides agile cyber superiority, cyber-security, and geospatial intelligence solutions primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers. We create our solutions by combining our services and expertise with hardware, software, and proprietary technology to meet our customers' requirements. For more information contact KEYW Corporation, 7740 Milestone Parkway, Hanover, Maryland 21076; Phone 443-733-1600; Fax 443-733-1601; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or on the Web at www.keywcorp.com . About Aon plc Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its 61,000+ colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include but are not limited to statements about our future expectations, plans and prospects, and other statements containing the words " estimates, " " believes, " " anticipates, " " plans, " " expects, " " will, " " potential, " " opportunities " , and similar expressions, Our actual results, performance or achievements or industry results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, dated and filed March 15, 2012 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as required under the Securities Act of 1934, and other filings that we make with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. KEYW is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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