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October 10, 2014
Relevant Technologies has been named a 2014 GovStar Award Finalist in the category of Industry Star by SmartCEO and sponsor Enterprise Holdings. The GovStar awards celebrate companies that have demonstrated excellence in the implementation and leadership of government projects. Relevant Technologies is one of three finalists in the Industry Star category for emerging companies.

October 28, 2013
Relevant Technologies sets the standard with new FISMA Compliance Handbook
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December 1, 2008
Has FISMA Improved IT Security? Maybe
Laura Taylor quoted by GCN.

September 22, 2008
Brien Posey’s new book published: GFI Network Security and PCI Compliance Power Tools
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February 8, 2008
Laura Taylor, Security Hero
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November 2007
Laura Taylor quoted by SCMagazine in "Government Vertical: Is FISMA Working?"

October 2007
Laura Taylor appointed to the Advisory Board of IntrusionWorld Conference and Expo 2008.

May 8, 2007
Book Review of FISMA Certification & Accreditation Handbook

February 22, 2007
Laura Taylor Interviewed by Stephen Northcutt.
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December 2006
Syngress publishes The FISMA Certification and Accreditation Handbook authored by Laura Taylor.

October 2006
Brien Posey wins Microsoft MVP Award for the fourth year in a row in the Exchange Server category

August 2006
Laura Taylor appointed to the Tiger Team
Laura Taylor was selected by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence CIO to be part of the security Certificaton and Accreditation (C&A) Requirements and Standard Documentation Tiger Team. The United States is in the process of revitalizing its security C&A initiatives to make it easier for U.S. federal agencies to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). As part of the standards Tiger Team, Ms. Taylor will assist with the development of C&A security standards and documentation.

October 19, 2005
Brien Posey Wins Microsoft MVP Award
Brien Posey wins a Microsoft MVP Award for the third year in a row - this year in the Microsoft Exchange category.

June 14, 2005
Search Networking quotes Laura Taylor

May 31, 2005
Laura Taylor Wins C&A Excellence Award
On May 31, 2005, Ms. Taylor was presented with an award for dedication and excellence to the security Certification & Accreditation (C&A) of the U.S. Governmentwide Accounting System.

April 2005
Relevant Technologies Supports The Smile Train
Relevant Technologies has donated an undisclosed sum of money to The Smile Train to assist impoverished children in obtaining corrective surgery for cleft lips and cleft palates.
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January 11, 2005
Laura Taylor Wins MITRE Eagle Award
On January 11, 2005, Ms. Taylor was presented with an award from the MITRE Corporation for her FISMA compliance leadership on the U.S. Governmentwide Accounting System.

January 2005
Relevant Author Published by Books24x7
Books 24x7 has started distributing Laura Taylor’s HIPAA Security Implementation book, ISBN 0-9743727-6-5. The book is available for purchase at the SANS School Store.

October 2004
Brien Posey wins second Microsoft MVP Award
Brien Posey has received Microsoft’s MVP award for a second year in a row in the category Windows Server IIS. The Microsoft MVP award is an annual award given to those who demonstrate strong technical knowledge with Microsoft products, and a willingness to use that knowledge to help others. You can learn more about the Microsoft MVP program by visiting
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Laura Taylor Authoritative Source for California State University
An article written by Laura Taylor, founder of Relevant Technologies, is being used as an educational resource at California State University in Northridge. The article, “Security Scanning is not Risk Analysis?is part of the COMP424 Computer System Security and COMP496SSW Secure Software Engineering curriculum.

September 2004
Brien Posey publishes new book on managing Microsoft Windows 2000.
Relevant Technologies' Brien Posey has co-authored "Microsoft Windows 2000: Managing Network Environments". The book is a study guide for Microsoft’s 70-218 exam, Managing Network Environments. The book focuses on topics such as network protocols, Active Directory, and various network architectures. The book also includes text explaining exam related concepts and then follows each explanation with a lab exercise so that the reader can try the procedure out for themselves.
ISBN: 0-13-144744-0.

April 12, 2004
Laura Taylor Wins C&A Award
On April 12, 2004, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Management Service Commissioner presented Ms. Taylor with an award for her leadership role on security Certification & Accreditation (C&A) of the U.S. Governmentwide Accounting System.

March 2004
Laura Taylor co-authors SANS "Step-By-Step" guide.
Relevant Technologies' President, Laura Taylor, has co-authored "HIPAA Security Implementation", the SANS Institute's latest edition to its "Step-By-Step" series. This HIPAA Security regulation guide for hospitals is targeted at the I.T. staff of hospitals of all sizes and provides direction on how to apply HIPAA Security implementation specifications into a comprehensive solution. Password security, risk analysis and management, budgeting, and on-going compliance, are just a few of the topics covered.

November 2003
Relevant Technologies Contributes to CNET Disaster Recovery Book
The founder of Relevant Technologies, Laura Taylor, is one of the authors of the book Administrator’s Guide to Disaster Planning and Recovery, Vol. 2, ISBN 1-931490-65-1. The book is available on and TechRepublic.

Relevant Technologies and SC Magazine Review the The Cyberangel
Relevant Technologies has performed and finished in-depth research on The Cyberangel, a product designed for laptop recovery. Relevant advises that The Cyberangel has passed all quality and security tests and works as advertised. Security vendors continue to site Relevant Technologies as an authority on information security products.
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October 2003
Brien M. Posey Wins Microsoft MVP Award in the Category Windows Server IIS
Relevant Technologies' Brien Posey was recently awarded a Microsoft MVP Award in the category of Windows Server IIS. The Micrsoft MVP Program is a worldwide award and recognition program that strives to identify amazing individuals around the globe who share a passion for technology and the spirit of community. Microsoft MVPs are a diverse group of individuals who are recognized by peers and Microsoft for their active participation in Microsoft technology. They have demonstrated practical expertise providing the highest quality information and technical content on how to make best use of Microsoft products. An important part of being a Microsoft MVP is sharing your knowledge with others in a way that is understandable by everyone. Please join us in congratulating Brien with this honorable award.
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Relevant Technologies Contributes to CNET Book
The founder of Relevant Technologies, Laura Taylor, is one of the authors of the book Wireless Networking Survival Guide, ISBN 1-932509-01-1, now available on and on
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December 2002
Relevant Technologies?Analysts Contribute to CNET Book
Laura Taylor and Brien Posey, leading security industry analysts with Relevant Technologies, are among the authors of 802.11 Wireless Networking Resource Guide, ISBN: 1-931490-50-3, now available on and TechRepublic.
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September 2002
Laura Taylor Selected as NPA Judge
Founder of Relevant Technologies, Laura Taylor, has been selected by the Network Professional Association to be a judge of its 2002 awards for professionalism.
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May 2002
Laura Taylor Quoted by ComputerUser interviewed Laura Taylor about USB port security. Ms. Taylor is an industry analyst that studies and comments on the information security market.

July 2001
Laura Taylor, Relevant Technologies' President, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, is interviewed by ABC BusinessNow.

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