The Ashcroft Law Firm First to Adopt Encryption Technology from KoolSpan to Protect Client-Related Voice and Data Communications

Leverages industry-leading mobile device encryption engine from KoolSpan to enable safe and secure calls and text messages

BETHESDA, Md. and Kansas City, MO, June 9, 2013 – The Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC becomes the first national law firm to safeguard client-related voice and data communications from being intercepted or compromised through a strategic relationship with KoolSpan Inc., the developer of a suite of hardware-based security applications.
The Ashcroft Law Firm is using KoolSpan’s patented TrustChip®, a self-contained, secure, military-grade, microSD encryption engine. The hardware anchor for KoolSpan’s entire suite of secure encryption applications, TrustChip also powers security offerings for S-1, the Samsung-affiliated global leader in mobile security, and AT&T’s voice encryption platform.

“In our business, advanced security is a must. Our team has worked with government leaders and corporate executives around the world to respond successfully to some of the most serious security threats, financial crises and litigation challenges of the past two decades,” said Lori Sharpe Day, Managing Partner, the Ashcroft Law Firm. “Operating with the highest level of integrity is a core principle of everything we do. As digital communications become ubiquitous, this increasingly includes the integrity of the information entrusted to us by our clients, and the work we do on their behalf via voice and data communications.”

“Encryption has long been used to protect the information of generals, diplomats and governments. Today, the same cybersecurity threats of unauthorized interception and hacking of voice and data threaten a myriad of organizations,” said Gregg Smith, CEO of KoolSpan. “Recent news about increasing threats and privacy breaches, including domestic revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting information about individuals’ communications, have left Americans hyper-aware of the prominence and potential impact of phone and data hacking. Industry leaders like the Ashcroft Law Firm are moving the needle forward by implementing proactive measures to protect their client’s confidentiality.”

About The Ashcroft Group, LLC

Founded by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, The Ashcroft Group, LLC specializes in strategic consulting for world-leading corporations in the areas of National Security, Corporate Governance, Litigation Strategy, Crisis Management, Regulatory Advice and Entrepreneurial Ventures. With decades of public service and business expertise, The Ashcroft Group has worked extensively with leaders in the corporate world and international community, as well as with officials and advisors in the top levels of state, federal and foreign governments. For more information, visit

About KoolSpan, Inc.

KoolSpan, Inc. develops hardware-based encryption and security applications to protect data and voice communications over network-connected devices. The foundation for KoolSpan encryption is TrustChip®, a hardware-based security platform delivered through a secure microSD processor. It protects connected devices including cell phones, office network phones, laptops, tablets, PCs, desktop phones and servers. With 17 patents underlying its technology, KoolSpan offers communications security to companies and government agencies worried about loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. TrustChip’s TrustSDK is FIPS 140-2 validated and deployed in more than 50 countries. KoolSpan is a privately held and based in Bethesda, Md.

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