KoolSpan CFO to Join Panel on Foreign Technology Risks at RSA®

Nigel Jones Joins Panelists from the National Security Agency, Venable LLP and the Norwegian National Security Authority to Discuss Risks in Critical Industry Sectors

Bethesda, MD and San Francisco, CA (February 13, 2014) — KoolSpan CFO Nigel Jones will join a distinguished panel of cyber security experts in a discussion on critical issues involved in foreign technology risks at this year’s RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition in San Francisco, February 24-28, 2014 at the Moscone Center.

The panel, “Facts vs. Fear: Foreign Technology Risks in Critical Industry Sectors,” will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM (Room 2009).

With political rhetoric stifling practical discussion in Washington, the panel will seek to address the concerns of U.S. government and critical infrastructure buyers by identifying key vulnerabilities in foreign-developed technologies. Moderated by Jerry Caponera, General Manager, Global Partnerships and Director, Prescient Business Unit, CyberPoint LLC, the panel features four seasoned security experts from the public and private sector who will speak to stakeholders’ critical security and trade issues, and discuss necessary steps for effective vetting, beyond the uncertainty and impracticality of current policies.

The four panelists include:

  • Debora Plunkett, Information Assurance Director, National Security Agency
  • James Barnett, Partner, Co-Chair Telecom/Cybersecurity Practice, Venable LLP
  • Nigel Jones, Chief Financial Officer, KoolSpan
  • Roar Thon, Senior Advisor, Norwegian National Security Authority

General registration for RSA Conference 2014 is now open, for more information and to register for RSA Conference 2014, please visit the event website: www.rsaconference.com. Immediately following the panel, Jones will be available at the CyberMaryland booth (Booth 200/South Expo). CyberMaryland is a dynamic community of cybersecurity entrepreneurs, academia, federal agencies, investors, technologists and seasoned industry leaders based in Maryland, the nation’s epicenter for cybersecurity and innovation.

About KoolSpan

With 18 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.

Named a top “Company to Watch” by Federal Computer Week, 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, and tablets, PCs, desktop phones and servers.

TrustChip, a FIPS 140-2 validated technology deployed in more than 50 countries, powers security offerings from S-1, the security division of Samsung, and AT&T’s voice encryption platform. A self-contained, secure, military-grade, microSD encryption engine, TrustChip provides the highest level of security and encryption, enabling businesses, enterprises, financial professionals, governments and individuals to protect against increasing threats to mobile voice communications and data assets.

KoolSpan is a privately held and based in Bethesda, Md. For more information, visit www.koolspan.com, follow us on Twitter @KoolSpan and at Facebook.com/KoolSpan.

About RSA Conference

RSA Conference helps drive the global information security agenda with annual events in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Since 1991, RSA Conference consistently attracts the best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities to learn about information security’s most important issues through face-to-face and online interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies. As information security professionals work to stay ahead of ever-changing security threats and trends, they turn to RSA Conference for a 360-degree view of the industry. RSA Conference seeks to arm participants with the knowledge they need to remain at the forefront of the information security business. More information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry can be found at www.rsaconference.com.