SOURCE: Intrepidus Group, Inc.

Intrepidus Group, Inc.

April 27, 2010 09:25 ET

Intrepidus Group Appoints Internationally Recognized Computer Forensics and Investigations Expert Jim Hansen as VP of Sales

Mandiant Co-Founder to Lead Sales for Intrepidus Group's Security Consulting Practice and PhishMe Software Solutions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) - Intrepidus Group, a leading provider of information security services and software, announced today that Jim Hansen, an internationally recognized computer forensics and investigations expert, has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.

Jim Hansen will lead the global sales organization for Intrepidus Group's consulting practice and PhishMe software products. He brings more than 22 years of sales, operations and management experience to his new role at Intrepidus Group. Hansen specializes in helping early to mid-stage companies build effective global sales organization to manage explosive growth and to capitalize on new revenue opportunities through leading-edge services and product offerings.

Hansen previously held executive and management positions in sales and consulting organizations at Trident Data Systems, Foundstone and Oakley Networks. Most recently, he was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Mandiant, an information security specialist with expertise in incident response and computer forensics. While at Mandiant, he was responsible for driving corporate strategy, initial revenue deployment and delivery, and building the sales program, which experienced an average of 90 percent annual revenue growth over four years.

In addition to his sales and management experience, Jim also worked in law enforcement for eleven years. His last role was as the Deputy Director of Computer Crime Investigations for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. There he worked directly with Howard Schmidt, the current Administration's cybersecurity czar, to develop incident response practices and a centralized Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory. Additionally, Jim provided oversight and onsite investigation into the penetration of the Department of Defense's systems around the world. He appeared in a number of highly publicized cases as an expert on computer crime.

"With phishing attacks costing businesses in the U.S. more than $8.4 billion annually, I am very excited to be joining a company that is proving to be an expert in anti-phishing techniques and technologies," Hansen said. "Our software and services are helping companies proactively fight back against this increasingly common and effective attack vector. That's extraordinarily valuable when you consider the risks organizations are facing today."

Intrepidus Group's PhishMe.com solution provides organizations the ability train their employees and customers about the risks of spear phishing. With over 500,000 individuals trained since product launch, PhishMe.com is providing a cost effective way to mitigate this challenge.

"We are pleased to have Jim join the executive team to help drive the next stage of rapid growth for the company," said Rohyt Belani, CEO, Intrepidus Group. "Jim has deep domain expertise in building superior sales organizations and we look forward to expanding our global footprint under his leadership."

About Intrepidus Group

Intrepidus Group is a leading provider of information security consulting services and software solutions. With offices in New York City and the Washington DC metro area, the company offers innovative solutions to help clients build employee awareness around common information security issues. Intrepidus Group's consultants conduct hands-on assessments of critical applications, mobile devices, networks and products to uncover vulnerabilities, and provide strategic and tactical recommendations to address identified issues.

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Intrepidus Group
One Penn Plaza
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New York, New York 10119
http://intrepidusgroup.com

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