SOURCE: Liquid Machines

November 07, 2007 09:00 ET

Former White House Cyber Security Czar Richard A. Clarke to Keynote E-Gov Institute's 8th Security Conference and Exhibition

Information Security Expert Will Discuss Data Protection Strategies for Public and Private Sectors

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - Liquid Machines, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions, today announced that Liquid Machines Board member and Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, Richard A. Clarke, will be participating at the E-Gov Institute's 8th Annual Security Conference and Exhibition, taking place November 7-8, 2007 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

At the show, Clarke will present the closing luncheon keynote address entitled "The Data Loss Epidemic - Strategies for Prevention" on Thursday, November 8, from 12:30-2:15 pm EST.

In his keynote, Clarke will discuss how recent trends in the commercial and public sector are affecting how sensitive information is secured and digital assets are shared. He will also provide insight on strategies to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing sensitive government information without inhibiting collaboration within and between agencies.

"There is a data loss epidemic going on throughout America, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the public sector," said Clarke. "News of government data breaches, theft of employee and veterans' personal information, not to mention leaks caused directly by authorized government employees, are putting national security at risk and costing agencies their credibility. Therefore, we have to ask ourselves -- how do we put an end to this epidemic without inadvertently shutting down inter-agency communication?"

"Government organizations have spent billions of dollars on perimeter protection for their networks, in an effort that is ultimately aimed at securing the information within those networks," said Keith Johnson, Liquid Machines vice president of public sector. "However, all we're seeing with perimeter protection is a continuing surge in data leaks and breaches. The only way to truly safeguard critical information is to apply protection directly to it." Johnson will also participate in a panel at the event called "Keys to Managing Shared and Porous Perimeters" on Wednesday, November 7, from 2:45-4:00 pm EST.

Johnson and his fellow panellists -- Don Bailey of MITRE Corporation, Robert Dix Jr. of Juniper Networks, Thomas Lockwood of the Department of Homeland Security and Moderator W. Hord Tipton of Ironman Technologies -- will discuss solutions for implementing secure communications for a mobile workforce, strategies for securing Wi-Fi networks, the role of telework in COOP situations and resulting security deployment, the importance of protecting information at its source and the drawbacks of perimeter security. The group will also address complementary topics such as auditing, regulatory compliance and intrusion detection.

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About Richard A. Clarke

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News. Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. As Chairman of Good Harbor Consulting, LLC, Clarke advises clients on a range of issues including information security technology and counterterrorism.

About Good Harbor Consulting

Good Harbor Consulting, LLC provides strategic advice and counsel for a broad range of clients -- including Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, systems integrators and innovative technology start-ups -- in the fast-developing areas of homeland security, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection and counterterrorism.

About Keith Johnson

Keith is in charge of federal business development and public sector strategy at Liquid Machines. Most recently, Mr. Johnson held a similar position at Akamai Technologies, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. Johnson joined Akamai in February 2002, and successfully managed the growth of Akamai's presence in the public sector, including customer relationships with civilian, DoD, and state and local and higher education agencies, as well as custom solutions. He also led the formation of the company's public sector advisory board, comprised of leaders in the federal, state & local, defense, and industry sectors. Prior to Akamai, Mr. Johnson held Federal sales management positions with such market-leading technology companies as Oracle and SAP.

About Liquid Machines

Liquid Machines is the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions that prevent the misuse, modification, loss or theft of intellectual property and sensitive information. By applying access and usage controls with the data, electronic information is persistently protected while at rest, in transit and in use -- empowering employees to securely collaborate and work with native file formats and applications. Liquid Machines enables global companies in the financial services, government, manufacturing, retail and healthcare industries to protect intellectual property regardless of where it goes, generating robust access and usage reports that demonstrate compliance with privacy and industry regulations. For more information on the company and our vision for The Freedom of Security™, visit us at

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