Security Expert Howard A. Schmidt Joins Solidcore Advisory Board

Schmidt has held top security roles and served as a chief security strategist for eBay, Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security

December 9, 2008

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 8, 2008 - Solidcore(r) Systems, Inc., the leader in retail system security, change audit and configuration control, today announced that world-renowned computer and cyber security expert Howard A. Schmidt has joined Solidcore's advisory board. Schmidt will provide Solidcore with valuable insight on product strategy, assist with strategic partnership efforts, and serve as a resource for marketing and development teams.

"With malware growing at exponential rates, solutions that rely on blacklisting, such as anti-virus, cannot keep pace from either a security or an operational perspective. This is especially true on specifically targeted perimeter systems such as point-of-service devices," said Schmidt. "To deal with this problem it requires a new approach and I'm eager to begin working with this exciting company to achieve this."

"This is another exceptional milestone for Solidcore and we are honored to have Howard join the Solidcore team," said Anne Bonaparte, president and CEO of Solidcore. "We will leverage Howard's expertise to hone our advancements in dynamic whitelisting and accelerate the adoption of our products in key vertical markets, including retail where Solidcore is quickly becoming a standard for securing POS systems."

About Howard A. Schmidt Howard A. Schmidt is one of the world's most respected and distinguished experts in defense, law enforcement and corporate security. He is currently president and CEO of R & H Security Consulting LLC, which he founded in May 2005. Schmidt has held top security roles and served as a chief security strategist for eBay, Microsoft and the Department of Homeland Security. Schmidt was appointed by President Bush as the vice chairman of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and was the special adviser for cyberspace security for the White House in December 2001. At the White House, he also assisted in the creation of the US National Strategy to Secure CyberSpace. Schmidt has also held strategic positions with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations Computer Forensic Lab, the Air Force Computer Crime and Information Warfare Division, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He serves as the international president of the Information Systems Security Association and was the first president of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center. He has testified before congressional committees on computer security and cyber crime, and has been instrumental in the creation of public and private partnerships and information-sharing initiatives.

About Solidcore Solidcore is a leader in retail system security, change audit and configuration control. Organizations worldwide trust Solidcore to detect and prevent unwanted change for improving IT compliance, security and availability. Solidcore easily automates PCI controls and is a pioneer in dynamic whitelisting technology for locking down critical systems and preventing unauthorized change events. Solidcore is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit Tony Thompson Corporate Marketing & Communications Solidcore Systems, Inc. (408) 387-8444 office (408) 209-2245 mobile

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