Diversinet Appoints Cyber Security Experts Richard Clarke and Roger Cressey to its Advisory Board
TORONTO, Canada, August 12, 2003 – Diversinet Corp. (OTCBB: DVNTF), a leading provider of secure mobile solutions, today announced the appointment of Richard Clarke and Roger Cressey to its Advisory Board. Messrs. Clarke and Cressey are internationally acclaimed security experts with experience in U.S. homeland security, cyber security, counter-terrorism, and critical infrastructure protection.
“We are very fortunate to have Richard Clarke and Roger Cressey on our Advisory Board. Their broad knowledge and expertise in security will greatly benefit Diversinet,” said Nagy Moustafa, President and CEO of Diversinet. “The U.S. government has a budget of $26 billion for homeland and cyber security. A key element of our strategy is to provide the most secure mobile solutions to these segments of the market,” added Mr. Moustafa.
Richard Clarke has served the last three U.S. Presidents as a senior White House advisor, where he held the titles of special assistant to the President for global affairs, national coordinator for security and counter-terrorism, and special advisor to the President for cyber security.
Mr. Clarke also served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the intelligence community, and State Department. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence during the Reagan Administration. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990-1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements.
“Mobile and wireless technologies hold tremendous promise for empowering a new generation of homeland security initiatives,” said Mr. Clarke. “The U.S. government continually strives to improve communication in critical situations at the federal, state and local levels. Enabling our civilian and military field operations with secure mobile cross-platform communication equipment is a key government initiative,” added Mr. Clarke.
Roger Cressey served as chief of staff to the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board from November 2001 to September 2002. Between November 1999 and November 2001, he served as director for transnational threats on the National Security Council staff, where he was responsible for coordination and implementation of U.S. counter-terrorism policy. During this period, he managed the U.S. government’s response to the Millennium terror alert, the USS Cole attack, and the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Prior to his White House service, Cressey served in the Department of Defense, including as Deputy Director for War Plans. From 1991-1995, he served in the Department of State working on Middle East Security issues. He has also served overseas with the U.S. Embassy in Israel and with United Nations peacekeeping missions in Somalia and the former Yugoslavia. While in the former Yugoslavia, he was part of a United Nations team that planned the successful capture of the first individual indicted for war crimes in Croatia.
Richard Clarke is presently an on-air global terrorism consultant for ABC Television and chairman of Good Harbor Consulting LLC. Roger Cressey is the president of Good Harbor Consulting LLC, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he teaches a graduate course on U.S. counter-terrorism policy.
About Diversinet Corp.
Diversinet is a leading provider of secured mobile solutions to the enterprise, financial services, and gaming and wagering marketplaces. With demonstrated expertise in wireless and security, Diversinet delivers secure, reliable and scalable mobile solutions through security products and professional services such as application development and integration, consulting, training and technical support. Diversinet enables customers and their employees to securely access applications and critical corporate information from anywhere, at anytime and via any mobile device.
Diversinet is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Fremont, California; Hong Kong; and London, England. For more information visit www.diversinet.com.
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