Eracom Technologies Managing Director Elected Chair of Australian IT Security Forum

Gold Coast, Australia – August 12, 2004 – Eracom Technologies, a leading developer and global supplier of cryptographic technologies and solutions recently announced the appointment of Dr Wolfgang Klemm as Chair of AEEMA’s Australian IT Security Forum (AITSF). AEEMA is the peak industry association representing local and international companies in the electrical, electronic and information and communication technologies (ICT) industries.

Over the commencing term, Dr Klemm will represent the interests of 10 board members and over 40 general forum members with the aim to promote information security within the Australian information economy. Dr Wolfgang Klemm will become a Board member of AEEMA’s ICT Australia Division which provides the opportunity for input into issues associated with e-security in telecommunications/wireless architecture.

The Australian IT Security Forum aims to promote security within the Australian information economy through the development of associated technologies, capabilities and services and to advance the Australian information security industry internationally. The AITSF represents a rapidly growing sector responding to the increase in demand for information security applications in the Communications, Internet and Electronic Commerce markets.

In response to being elected as Chair, Dr Wolfgang Klemm offered his thanks to AITSF board members stating, “I would like to offer you all my sincere thanks in presenting me the opportunity to represent the interests of all forum members. Your vote of confidence in this important role is valued and appreciated and I look forward to not only building close ties with each of you over the coming term, but also of representing the important activities that the forum has identified.”

AEEMA’s Chief Executive, Angus Robinson, welcomed Dr Klemm’s appointment to the AITSF Board, saying that the Forum’s efforts to engage with the market, government and industry will be greatly enhanced through the active and strategic leadership Dr Klemm can bring to the Board. “I know that Wolfgang can further our fundamental objectives by raising the profile of issues surrounding trusted information networks and initiating IT security projects that will deliver outcomes. He will be a great asset to the team and we look forward to working with him during his term.”

The Australian IT Security Forum (AITSF) was formed in 1996 with the objectives of promoting the development of a technologically advanced and viable IT&T security industry in Australia and the Asia-Pacific area. The Certification Forum of Australasia merged with the IT&T Security Forum in May 2002 to form the Australian IT Security Forum. AITSF is an operating Forum of the Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (AEEMA).

About Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (AEEMA)

AEEMA’s objective is to strengthen the competitive position of the Australian electrical, electronic and ICT industries and promote value-adding by those industries wherever possible, in both domestic and international markets. The Association was established in 1969 to serve the interests of Australian electrical and electronics industries. With the convergence trend between the electrical, data and telecommunications markets, AEEMA’s role has gradually extended to cover the ICT industries.

About Eracom Technologies

Celebrating 25 years (1979-2004) of excellence in cryptography, Eracom Technologies is a leading developer and global supplier of cryptographic hardware and software products. As a true pioneer in the IT security industry, Eracom offers proven cryptographic security solutions to a wide range of industries including banking, finance, government and technology sectors. In the last two decades alone, Eracom has successfully developed and deployed several generations of Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to the market as well as a range of advanced cryptographic APIs and privacy of information products.

Eracom provides 24×7 worldwide customer support with guaranteed response times as well as access to free updates and documentation via the Eracom Website. Eracom is represented by a worldwide network of wholly owned subsidiaries and distribution channels with offices in 11 countries.

Eracom is proud to have served and supported the ever increasing and most stringent IT security needs with its Electronic Transaction Security and Privacy of Information portfolios. Together with its worldwide partners, Eracom is here to protect the future.

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