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CSIA Presents Orson Swindle with 2005 RSA Conference Award for Public Policy

FTC Commissioner Recognized for Leadership in Cyber Security

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the only CEO public policy and advocacy group exclusively focused on cyber security policy issues, is pleased to announce that Orson Swindle, a Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has received the 2005 RSA Conference Award for Public Policy for his significant contributions and leadership in the field of cyber security public policy.

Through his work with the FTC, Commissioner Swindle has been a key contributor in protecting consumers against cyber fraud and attacks. He has actively worked to shape public policy in the areas of anti-spam regulations, online privacy and consumer protection. He has testified before Congress and addressed industry groups on issues of privacy, identity theft and online security practices.

"Mr. Swindle's diligent and focused work in the area of cyber security public policy is unmatched and certainly deserving of this award," said Paul Kurtz, executive director of CSIA. "Not only has he provided critical leadership to raise consumer, business and general public awareness of why we must all use safe computing and Internet practices, but he has called for stronger direction by industry, academia and government to work together on the important task of greater cyber security."

Commissioner Swindle's long list of accomplishments include his leadership role in revising the Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization of industrialized, market-economy countries. He also launched the FTC's Internet security initiative aimed at educating consumers and businesses about safe computing practices. In 2004, he was recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) for shaping public policy in the areas of anti-spam regulations, online privacy, information security, consumer protection, international privacy and electronic data protection.

Mr. Swindle has had a distinguished career in the U.S. Marine Corps, receiving 20 military decorations for valor in combat including two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. He served in the Reagan Administration from 1981 to 1989, directing financial assistance programs for economically distressed rural and municipal areas of the country. As Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Development, he managed the Department of Commerce's national economic development efforts, directing seven offices across the country. Mr. Swindle was the Georgia State Director of the Farmers Home Administration for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, financing rural housing, community infrastructure, businesses and farming.

About the Award: Excellence in the Field of Public Policy

The RSA Conference Award for Public Policy is designed to recognize significant contributions and leadership in the field of cyber security public policy. The judging committee seeks to reward nominees who hold elected or appointed office, are associated with public interest organizations or are associated with an organization that has significantly contributed to the development or application of current information security and/or privacy policy. For 2005, the RSA Conference Award for Public Policy is co-sponsored by the Cyber Security Industry Alliance and nominations will be judged by members of the alliance.

About CSIA

Launched in February 2004 by a group of cyber security software, hardware and services companies, the CSIA is an advocacy group whose mission is to enhance cyber security through public policy initiatives, public sector partnerships, corporate outreach, academic programs, alignment behind emerging industry technology standards and public education. The CSIA is the only CEO public policy and advocacy group comprised exclusively of security software, hardware and service vendors that is addressing key cyber security issues.

Members of the CSIA include BindView Corp. ; Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. ; Citadel Security Software Inc. ; Citrix Systems, Inc. ; Computer Associates International, Inc. ; Entrust, Inc. ; Internet Security Systems Inc. ; iPass Inc. ; Juniper Networks, Inc. ; McAfee, Inc. ; PGP Corporation; Qualys, Inc.; RSA Security Inc. ; Secure Computing Corporation , Symantec Corporation and TechGuard Security, LLC.

To learn more about the CSIA, please visit our Web site at http://www.csialliance.org/ or call +1-202-204-0838.

Website: http://www.csialliance.org

Cyber Security Industry Alliance

CONTACT: Stacy Simpson of Merritt Group, +1-703-390-1528 Office,
+1-703-926-1963 Mobile, or simpson@merrittgrp.com, for CSIA

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