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Entrust President and CEO Conner Outlines Cybersecurity Dangers During Congressional Subcommittee Hearing

Entrust executive provides insight into cybersecurity attacks targeting vulnerable small businesses, enterprises via the Internet

DALLAS, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust Inc. President and CEO Bill Conner was invited as an expert speaker to the U.S. Subcommittee on Communications and Technology’s cybersecurity hearing in Washington D.C. Wednesday. The invitation to participate in the hearing, “Cybersecurity: Threats to Communications Networks and Private-Sector Responses,” was offered by Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) to discuss threats to the nation’s digital online commerce channels and communications networks.

“Cybercrime poses a greater threat to the security of nations, corporations and individuals than ever before,” said Conner. “As a technology leader, Entrust collaborates with leading financial institutions, enterprises and government agencies in coordinating strategies to enhance the positive aspects of the Internet’s promise — and to combat those who abuse and attack it. The good news is that there are, in fact, layered identity-based security strategies out there today that work.”

The subcommittee session welcomed Entrust, Juniper Networks, McAfee and Internet Security Alliance to discuss the challenges the nation faces with threats to its telecommunications networks and commerce.

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology is responsible for telecommunications policy in the House and has jurisdiction over services including broadband, telephone, broadcast, radio, wire, microwave, satellite and more. It is made up of a panel of 28 congressmen and women from 19 states.

Entrust has long been a trusted provider of security solutions for the U.S. government, including the GSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NASA, as well as the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Defense and Homeland Security.

In November 2011, Entrust earned three awards — Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance, Best Smartcard Solution and Best Certificate Management Solution — during the 2011 Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security Awards.

A cornerstone of its layered security approach, Entrust offers strong authentication solutions to enable organizations to layer security — according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction — across diverse users and applications. Entrust’s authentication capabilities include smartcards and USB tokens, soft tokens, grid cards and eGrids, IP-geolocation, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or email), and a range of one-time-passcode tokens.

About Entrust

A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com. Let’s talk.

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