SOURCE: Emprimus


January 26, 2010 07:00 ET

Emprimus Executives to Speak at TechSec Solutions 2010

Attendees Will Learn How Security Systems, Data Centers, SCADA, and Data Itself Are at Risk From Device-Born Intentional Electromagnetic Interference

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Emprimus, the nation's leader in evaluating, testing and remediating against intentional electromagnetic attacks, announced today that its CEO and president, Gale Nordling, and director of security and continuity, Jim Danburg, will be featured speakers at TechSec Solutions 2010, which is being held February 1st and 2nd in Delray Beach, FL. Now in its sixth year, TechSec Solutions continues to live up to its reputation as the premier conference discussing IP-based technology's impact on the security marketplace.

Emprimus executives will discuss a background on the threat of intentional electromagnetic attacks (IEMI), the business impact on industry, and remediation strategies. Emprimus will also share information from its work with Congress and Standards Organizations to work towards remediation of issues these threats represent to various areas of critical infrastructure. One granular example is the effect of these devices upon data, changing the data state, therefore being a non-network borne cyber attack, as well as a physical threat.

Every year, the modern infrastructure of the U.S. becomes increasingly dependent on integrated circuit-based electronic control systems, computers, and burgeoning masses of electronically-stored data. All are at risk from this emerging threat. Growing use of non-nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse/Intentional Electromagnetic Interference (EMP/IEMI), including Radio Frequency (RF) weapons, poses grave dangers to all of our civilian infrastructure including our national electric grid, manufacturing control and distribution systems, corporate data and data assets, and emergency response operations. IEMI can damage electronic equipment and the associated data; rendering systems useless and potentially unrecoverable. In addition to these primary assets, vulnerable support systems at risk range from security systems and communication links to fire protection and HVAC systems.

"An intentional (or unintentional) EMP attack on U.S. data centers, the electric grid or critical control systems and sensors, such as those found in water treatment facilities would have catastrophic consequences for the U.S. economy," said Gale Nordling, president of Emprimus. "What companies need to know it that there are cost-effective solutions that remediate this growing threat and that they need to be proactive on this issue as there is no chance of recovering mission-critical data, computers, servers, sensors and SCADA systems once an EMP attack occurs."

TechSec offers an unparalleled schedule of speakers and forums in which to discuss the market's pressing issues. It's the place where the industry's thought leaders gather to hash out their differences and solve problems. Want proof? Last year, it was the only place in the world where representatives of SIA, the PSIA, ONVIF, BACNET, and the Smart Card Alliance all sat together on the same panel to discuss the future of standards in the security industry.

"Unlike traditional cyber threats, intentional electromagnetic pulse attacks are extremely covert and virtually impossible to detect and trace," said Nordling.

About Emprimus

Emprimus is a national leader providing protection services and products to mitigate intentional electromagnetic interference threats against civilian and non-military government facilities and data assets. With multi-disciplined expertise and threat testing programs, the company follows its moral and patriotic responsibility to protect our families and country against these threats. For more information, go to

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