IAS Teams Up with RiskWatch to Offer New Hospital Security and School Security Risk Assessments

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 General News
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ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 12 Peter Ochinko, President of Ft.Lauderdale-based IAS, announced today the kick-off of a major initiative withtop-rated risk assessment software developer RiskWatch, Inc. Ochinko is aretired Secret Service Special Agent and the former Corporate Director ofSecurity at Memorial Healthcare System. Ochinko's groundbreaking work atMemorial Healthcare was so impressive that in 2006, Memorial won the esteemedLindberg Bell award for the excellence of its program from the InternationalAssociation for Healthcare Security and Safety.

IAS will be using the RiskWatch for Healthcare Security(R) software, andthe RiskWatch for Campus Security (R) software, to provide a managed securityoffering, combining a strong support program including the completion of afull security risk assessment with a follow-on training program.

Hospitals now have to meet higher security standards developed by theJoint Commission and RiskWatch, Inc. recently announced the release of a newsoftware program specifically tailored to the Joint Commission requirements.

The new partnership between RiskWatch and IAS includes the first serviceoffering staffed by Secret Service-trained agents and makes it easier forhospitals, as well as school systems, to get a quality high-level riskassessment that will meet audit standards and actually recommend costeffective solutions such as improved visitor controls, security awarenesstraining and other mitigative solutions.

"The use of an automated, repeatable and verifiable way of conducting riskassessments is the wave of the future in security," said Peter Ochinko. "Riskassessments are the foundation of any security program. The ability toincorporate input from people in different parts of the organization and beable to compare results over time creates a much more comprehensiveassessment. We are very proud of our relationship with RiskWatch and ourpartnership will bring this technology to every hospital, school district andcampus in the U.S."

About RiskWatch

RiskWatch(TM) is the top-rated provider of innovative security riskassessment and compliance software that automates the risk management process.RiskWatch clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the NationalSecurity Agency, the Veterans Administration, hundreds of hospitals and healthplans including Blue Shield of California, Piedmont Hospital, Progress Energy,IBM, Mitsubishi, state and federal agencies, and many more.

About IAS

IAS specializes in conducting comprehensive security assessments anddeveloping specialized training programs for the healthcare industry andeducational facilities including elementary, high and college campuses. IASuses the proven methods of the United States Secret Service when conductingsecurity assessments and developing client specific training programs.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,visit http://www.ereleases.com.For more information, contact: Caroline Hamilton, President & CEO RiskWatch, Inc. Annapolis, Maryland 410-224-4773, x105 chamilton@riskwatch.com http://www.riskwatch.com Peter Ochinko, Director of Security Assessment Programs IAS - Integrated Access Systems, LLC 1012 E. Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-3964 pochinko@iaccsys.com http://www.iaccsys.com

SOURCE RiskWatch, Inc.

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