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Richard Clarke Calls Out China As Source Of Cyber Hacks

Clarke outlines four main buckets of cyberattacks
WALTHAM, Mass. – October 27, 2011 – Bit9 Inc., the market leader in adaptive application whitelisting, today released a video from Richard Clarke, a member of Bit9’s Board of Directors, the former Cybersecurity Czar for President George W. Bush and a noted expert on cyber war and counter-terrorism, in which Clarke identifies China’s government and its industries as a major source of the cyber security hacking and espionage that is taking place in 2011. In addition to discussing China’s cyber activity on the video, Clarke outlines four main buckets of cyber attacks today, and why many people consider 2011 the “Year of the Hack.”

The Clarke video (which can be viewed here: ) was put together and released in October 2011 to coincide with the Eighth Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

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About Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Clarke served the last three Presidents as a Senior White House Advisor. Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of: Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security. Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990-1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements. As Chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Consulting, Clarke advises clients on a range of issues including: corporate security risk management, information security technology, dealing with the federal government on security and IT issues, and counterterrorism.

About Bit9

Bit9 is the market leader in application whitelisting. The company's award-winning endpoint protection solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints and servers, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Bit9 specializes in protecting organizations against the Advanced Persistent Threat and other modern cyber attacks.

Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ – the world's largest database of software intelligence – to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9's adaptive application whitelisting technology makes it simple to deploy application whitelisting in the largest of organizations. The company's global customers come from a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.