SOURCE: SafeBoot Corp.

August 24, 2006 09:15 ET

Former CIA CIO Alan Wade Joins SafeBoot Board of Directors

NAPLES, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- SafeBoot, provider of the SafeBoot® suite of mobile data security and access control solutions, today announced that Alan Wade, former Chief Information Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, has joined the board of directors at SafeBoot as an independent member.

"Strong organizational governance and revenue growth are rooted in a strong Board of Directors and we believe that with Mr. Wade's wealth of experience in enterprise data security projects, he will bring unique value to the board," said SafeBoot CEO Gerhard Watzinger.

"Guiding the direction of SafeBoot, a well-known innovator in providing encryption solutions, is an extraordinary opportunity in my IT career," said Wade. "As a private, financially stable company, SafeBoot is quick to react to the needs of the marketplace and shift resources to meet certification and technology demands that help organizations meet data security mandates quickly."

The Board was established to ensure the company's long-term stability and viability -- largely in reaction to the increase of exposed personal information found on stolen and lost PCs, laptops and other mobile computing devices.

As first order of business, Wade and the Board will help guide technology solutions targeted at federal agencies which are now mandated to enforce access control and encrypt their mobile computing devices if they store sensitive data.

Wade retired from federal service in 2005 after a thirty-five-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired as the Chief Information Officer, a position he held since 2001.

Early assignments at the CIA involved technical programs in the United States and overseas, principally in the areas of telecommunications and technical security. The last fifteen years of his career involved a series of executive positions, including the director of communications, director of security, and chief information officer. While the CIO, Alan was dual-hatted as the CIO for the United States intelligence community.

During his career, Alan's contributions were recognized several times. He received the Meritorious and Distinguished Officer designations, and was a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Director of Central Intelligence's Director's Medal.

Alan graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1973, receiving a bachelor's in electrical engineering. In 1978, he received his master's in electrical engineering from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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