TruSecure Expands Strategic Advisory Board

Customer Panel Provides Open Forum to Discuss Strategic Insight and Vertical Market Perspective in Further Development of Risk Management Solutions

HERNDON, Va.–January 13, 2003–TruSecure(R) Corporation, a leading security services provider, today announced new additions to its Strategic Advisory Board. Bank of Oklahoma (Nasdaq: BOKF), the Commonwealth of Virginia, Danske Bank (Copenhagen: DB.CO), MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE: MDU), and Washington Trust Bank have joined security information executives from First American CREDCO, U.S. Bancorp, Discover Financial Services, Lexis-Nexis(R) and other leading public and private organizations.

Acting as a sounding board for TruSecure executive management and the Board of Directors, on a semi-annual basis Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) participants meet to share information and experiences about key trends and technologies in their specific markets.

“We’re very excited about being chosen to participate in TruSecure’s Strategic Advisory Board as it provides us the opportunity to contribute directly to the evolution of TruSecure’s security services, and to interact with fellow security professionals to discuss security business objectives and challenges,” said Howard Imhof, director of information services for Washington Trust Bank. “The Board allows us to have a true information security partner in TruSecure.”

TruSecure created the SAB as an informal, invitation-only forum that convenes security executives from world-class organizations to discuss improving information security. The SAB is a cross-section of TruSecure customers from a number of industries, including financial services, government and healthcare. The most recent SAB meeting convened in late October, offering a forum dedicated to feedback and evaluation of TruSecure’s offerings.

A recent survey of the Strategic Advisory Board members highlighted issues in information security as well as the benefits of partnering with TruSecure. Members reported that IT security will help with the growth of companies by “meeting regulatory requirements, such as GLB” or by “protecting assets, compliance and keep[ing] executives out of jail.” Others reported that managing a company reputation and regulatory risk or avoiding a reactive posture to information security would help increase the profitability of companies.

“TruSecure is committed to the success of our customers,” said Peter Horst, senior vice president of marketing of TruSecure. “We view ourselves as an extension of our customers’ internal security team. In order to maintain that privileged position, we host this executive forum to hear firsthand from information security officers and information security professionals about their experiences and needs.”

About 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

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