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Cloudburst Security Awarded IT Security Services Contract by United States Mint

Companies mentioned in this article: Cloudburst Security

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/13 -- Cloudburst Security, a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) dedicated to protecting U.S. government networks and infrastructure from today's sophisticated cyber threats, today announced that they have been awarded a contract by the United States Mint. The contract -- for the delivery of information technology (IT) security services -- is for a base and four option years, with a value of close to $6 million. Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG), one of the largest privately held cybersecurity firms in the United States, is partnering with Cloudburst Security on this contract.

"Our consultants are recognized throughout the federal government for their high-quality security analysis and reporting," said Andrea Suzara Bennett, President of Cloudburst Security. "This particular project will include security compliance, operations, engineering and management services to support the protection of the United States Mint's IT infrastructure and enterprise."

Under the terms of this agreement, a team of IT security professionals will perform incident response, security testing, penetration testing, security engineering, as well as security auditing and compliance activities to meet the following objectives:

  • Address business/mission and IT security requirements for reducing risk and maintaining compliance for securing federal information systems
  • Reduce IT security incidents, as well as improve IT security posture, data management and disaster recovery/continuity of operations backup in the distributed environment
  • Support mission/business initiatives in accordance with applicable IT security standards, laws and regulations
  • Maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information systems and data stored in the systems

"We appreciate the partnership with Cloudburst Security and look forward to working with their seasoned consultants on this project," said Dusty Wince, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KCG.

About Cloudburst Security
Cloudburst Security specializes in providing high quality, innovative cyber security services to government and commercial organizations. Founded in 2006 in Alexandria, VA, our mission is to help our clients protect their critical data and information assets so they can focus on their core competencies and mission.

Our consultants have an average of 15 years experience delivering critical support to federal and commercial clients of all sizes and mission types. Over 95% of our cyber security consultants possess security clearances, and over 90% hold security-specific certifications. We pride ourselves on providing the industry's best minds to help solve our nation's toughest cyber security challenges. For more information about Cloudburst, please visit

About KCG
Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States. We operate as a trusted cyber advisor to our customers across the country. We take great pride in maintaining a single focus on being the leader in cybersecurity services, providing risk management, governance, operations and compliance services, utilizing our Chief Information Security Officer Framework methodology. We are uniquely positioned as a trusted cyber advisor with over 90 percent of our cyber professionals holding security clearances and security-specific certifications. With over 12 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services to our customers, we have a strong record of past performance in advising and executing cyber missions for all types of organizations and sectors.

Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, Virginia, KCG provides cybersecurity services for organizations across the homeland security, federal civilian, defense and commercial sectors. For more information about KCG, please visit

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