Covisint, a Compuware Company, Details How Pharmaceutical Industry Can Avoid a "Wikileaks-like Disaster"

Thought-Leading Chief Security Officer Delivers Keynote at DIA's Electronic Document Management Conference

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb. 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, announced that its Chief Security Officer, David Miller, keynoted today at the DIA Electronic Document Management 2011 Conference in National Harbor, Md. Miller helped pharma regulatory and support professionals understand where security dangers exist and provided proven strategies for helping to avoid an organizational "Wikileaks-like" security crisis.

In his keynote, Miller emphasized the complexity of today's security challenges, highlighting how the definition of enterprise security has expanded now to include a significant amount of users in the extended enterprise. Companies have traditionally responded, Miller noted, by just enlarging the perimeter of enterprise security.

"That approach," Miller observed, "just enables more people to have access to more information, expanding the security problem by keeping the bad guys in and the good guys out." Other typical techniques and fixes, he added, only afford stopgap benefits until a rogue user determines a "work-around," such as in the current Wikileaks controversy, where a low-level staffer simply walked out with key information on a music CD.

"What pharma needs is a federated model ‑ an information ecosystem ‑ that monitors, cleanses and transfers the data to meet changing standards," Miller said. "But, to do this, the industry must look to others that have already successfully managed complex data access and facilitated trust relationships. Covisint solved this type of problem for the automotive and manufacturing industries more than a decade ago and brought successful federation capabilities to healthcare for the past five years."

Conference keynote attendees specifically learned from the Covisint CSO how to:

  • leverage information, regardless of where it resides or the technical sophistication of either party;
  • develop flexible infrastructures that accommodate process changes and technology advancements;
  • enable real-time responsiveness; and,
  • provide for adaptive security measures.

The DIA EDM Conference has, for 23 years, served as a forum for the discussion of emerging standards and the processes for the creation, submission and retention of regulatory information. This year's program approach affords opportunities to learn about and discuss the benefits and challenges of global standards development and implementation. Additionally, the design and development of business processes to facilitate the conversion of data into document components resulting in high quality regulatory submissions will be examined. Managing information in a completely electronic environment and enabling the current and future electronic submission standards landscape are key focuses.

As a pioneer in cloud computing and hosted identity management solutions, Covisint enables customers to simply and securely access relevant information and applications while also managing digital identities. Covisint enables this access via a single digital identity and sign-on across virtually any combination of internal and external systems and end user groups.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners--enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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