William H. Pickle, Secret Service Veteran, Joins KoolSpan Board of Advisors

KoolSpan gains expert-level guidance from global government and enterprise security leader.

Bethesda, Md., Aug. 7, 2008- KoolSpan, Inc., developer of the TrustChipTM family of secure connectivity solutions that seamlessly unite mission-critical network devices, today announced that William H. Pickle has joined KoolSpan as a member of its board of advisors. Pickle, the United States Senate’s 37th Sergeant at Arms, brings to KoolSpan a distinguished career of service to the nation and will provide strategic, board-level guidance and direction.

Pickle served 26 years with the U.S. Secret Service, most notably as Deputy Assistant Director for Human Resources and Training, and Special Agent in Charge of the Vice Presidential Protective Division where he was responsible for all aspects of protection for Vice President Al Gore and his family. As Deputy Assistant Director for Human Resources, he was responsible for all Secret Service training, including protective detail training, firearms training, and physical training.

Prior to joining the United States Senate as Sergeant at Arms, Pickle served as the Transportation Safety Administration’s first Federal Security Director with oversight for the federalization of Denver International Airport. In this position, he created a new organization of 2,000 employees that effectively balanced the security needs of the public with the need for the airport to run efficiently.

“We welcome Bill to the KoolSpan board of advisors. He brings an experienced and expert perspective to the company,” said KoolSpan CEO Tony Fascenda. “Bill’s distinguished career of service to our nation makes him a tremendous asset to any organization, and we are honored to have him join our team.”

KoolSpan’s industry-acclaimed TrustChip technology is designed to make use of industry standard SD memory slots (micro, mini and full-size) available on cell phones, computers and other devices. KoolSpan TrustChips feature a streamlined device-to-device architecture, providing host devices strong mutual authentication, fully encrypted network connectivity, as well as secure storage.

KoolSpan technology has been rigorously tested and reviewed by top security research organizations in the United States government, as well as many industry trade publications. KoolSpan is an Information Security Magazine/TechTarget Readers Choice Award winner for Best Emerging Technology, a category winner of the 2007 SC Award for Best Multi-Factor Authentication technology, and was featured by the editors of Network World as one of the Top Ten “Security Companies to Watch.”

About KoolSpan, Inc

Based in Bethesda, Md., KoolSpan is the leading innovator of simple secure connectivity solutions that seamlessly unite mission-critical network devices. From smartphones to servers, KoolSpan’s TrustChipTMcrypto engine creates secure and trusted connections between any two points independent of network boundaries. KoolSpan delivers off-the-shelf enterprise and developer-friendly embeddable solutions, enabling a flexible, cost-effective approach to device security that can drop in, operate automatically and self-manage in a wide range of platforms. To learn more, visit www.koolspan.com or call 240.880.4400.


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