K2Share Rolls Out Second Phase of the Vulnerability Assessment Tool
16 June 2005
COLLEGE STATION, TX—K2Share recently released the second phase of the Vulnerability Assessment Tool (VAT) used by US federal and state governments and private sector businesses to assess physical security vulnerability and threats.
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VAT is used by the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) as part of their physical vulnerability training program and contains a survey of checklist items that rate the security of a particular site. The results of the survey are used in the tool to create a matrix that assesses the site's greatest security and financial risks and estimates how much it would cost to fix the security gaps at the site.
Jonathan Thayer, K2Share Technology Architect and a project lead on the VAT, said new functionalities of the tool include: application of Windows .NET technology, improved user interface, ability to produce higher quality reports, user friendly updates, and multiple site data collection.
“Phase 1 of the VAT allowed for only one physical security site assessment to be completed,” Thayer said. “Now the VAT is able to handle data from hundreds of sites, which is a major benefit and convenience to the user.”
Thayer said another advantage to the user is the Live Update functionality, which automatically checks for new updates and downloads the latest version of the tool.
Thayer believes this opens a realm of new possibilities for K2Share.
“We are all really excited about the second phase of this tool,” Thayer said. “A lot of the technology we used in this phase has opened up opportunities for K2Share to create custom desktop-based survey tools and instruments for our clients.”
K2Share, LLC is a provider of information technology-based business solutions specializing in Systems Engineering and Integration, Managed Services, and E-Learning solutions. We offer extensive capabilities in software design, onsite technical assistance, custom content creation, application management, and support services. For more information on K2Share please visit
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