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Protecting IT systems and ensuring information security are ongoing issues that all industries face today. As a leader in the PR and IR disclosure market, PR Newswire places the highest priority on maintaining the security of our customers’ market-sensitive information and monitors its systems and procedural security safeguards on an ongoing basis.

Today, the U.S. Government announced charges against several individuals arising out of the alleged cyber theft of market-sensitive information from commercial news distribution services, including PR Newswire.

PR Newswire has cooperated with the relevant government agencies conducting the investigation that led to today’s charges, and we would like to commend the U.S. Government for its diligence and continued focus on this matter. Due to the nature of the investigation, until today we were not aware of many of the details that were the subject of the government’s charges.

Today’s announcement highlights that cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and cybersecurity is more important than at any point in the digital age. PR Newswire is committed to providing a secure environment for client information and employs a multi-dimensional approach to information security. Our efforts are managed by a dedicated team with security certification credentials who apply the latest security techniques. Our web applications and technology infrastructure undergo rigorous vulnerability assessment and monitoring using industry-leading tools.

At PR Newswire, we take security very seriously and are dedicated to protecting our information and systems. As cyber security threats continue to evolve, so will our Information Security practices.