TruSecure Names John Becker Chairman and CEO
Former CEO and President of AXENT Technologies, Industry Veteran To Lead TruSecure to Next Level of Growth
HERNDON, Va.–November 18, 2002–TruSecure(R) Corporation, a leading security services provider, today announced that John C. Becker has been named Chairman of the Board and CEO. Becker, a pioneer in information security, is the former Chairman and CEO of AXENT Technologies, Inc., (AXENT) a publicly traded information security software and services company. He has more than 20 years of industry expertise and was instrumental in AXENT’s success and growth.
“TruSecure has tremendous assets and potential,” said Becker. “A customer base of over 700 companies, including six of the Fortune 10 relying on its expertise and knowledge base speaks volumes about the value of TruSecure’s offerings and immense talent of its employees. TruSecure has done a great job carving out a leadership position in the highly-competitive security services market. I look forward to aggressively moving TruSecure towards market dominance by building on the company’s strengths and investing in new growth opportunities.”
Becker is a seasoned technology executive with strong operational and financial skills, who has demonstrated a tremendous track record of success through his leadership, vision and understanding of strategic market issues. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AXENT, he was instrumental in leading AXENT from start-up in December of 1994, to an initial public offering in April of 1996 and finally the sale of AXENT to Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC). Under Becker’s leadership, AXENT was consistently recognized for achieving operational and financial excellence as a Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 and a Fast 500 award winner.
“John Becker is a world-class CEO with a proven track record of success in the information security arena,” said Tom DePasquale, president and CEO of Outtask, Inc. and TruSecure board member. “His vision, experience and focus make him the perfect fit for a company poised for explosive growth like TruSecure.”
TruSecure is a leading security services provider, offering the only fully integrated, enterprise risk management services on the market. TruSecure’s unique blend of proactive risk reduction with real-time security management, monitoring and response assures continuous security of critical business information assets. TruSecure Certification has become a globally recognized symbol of commitment to effective information security in an interconnected economy. Additionally, TruSecure owns the independently operated ICSA Labs® and Information Security® magazine. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, TruSecure protects more than 700 sites worldwide, with operations in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about TruSecure Corporation, visit www.TruSecure.com.