China Information Security Technology, Inc. Announces That its GeoGlobe Software Has Passed Appraisal by China’s National Bureau of Mapping and Surveying

February 17, 2009

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — China Information
Security Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: CPBY) (”China Information Security,”
”CIST” or the ”Company”), a leading application software developer, systems
integrator and full-service Geographic Information Systems (”GIS”) solutions
provider to public security and civil-use markets in China, today announced
that its GeoGlobe Software had successfully passed appraisal by China’s
National Bureau of Mapping and Surveying (the “Bureau”).

GeoGlobe is the first domestically developed software for spatial
information sharing and service network platforms in China. It was jointly
developed by Wuhan University’s National Lab of Mapping, Surveying and Remote
Sensing and Wuhan Wuda Geoinformatics Co., Ltd. (”Geo”), the majority owned
subsidiary of the Company’s variable interest entity, iASPEC Software
Engineering Company Limited (“iASPEC”). The joint R&D effort lasted four years
and received funding support from China’s National ”973” and ”863” Programs.
The 973 Program, or The National Basic Research Program, is China’s basic
research program that aims to organize and implement basic research relating
to sustainable development such as agriculture, energy, information, resources,
the environment, population, health and materials to meet the nation’s major
strategic needs. The 863 Program, or the State High-Tech Development Plan, is
intended to stimulate the development of advanced technologies in a wide range
of fields for the purpose of rendering China independent of financial
obligations for foreign technologies.

The Bureau’s appraisal committee, which is comprised of Mr. Junyong Chen,
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mr. Deren Li, Academician of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Academy of Engineering, Mr. Yuanxi Yang,
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Mr. Xianlin Liu and Mr. Jiayao
, Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, remarked that
GeoGlobe had some of the most advanced and innovative technologies in the
world that could be widely applied as basic software in the public service
market for spatial information. Receiving such an award from the central
government requires a successful case study demonstration and deployment and
extensive evaluation by expert panels.

The GeoGlobe platform expands the Company’s presence in the civil-use GIS
market. It has been successfully applied in various fields including mapping
and surveying, electricity generation and national defense. For instance,
Heilongjiang’s Spatial Information Sharing Service Platform, which was based
on GeoGlobe’s technology, also passed appraisal by Heilongjiang’s Bureau of
Technology; and Fujian’s Electricity Disaster Information Management Program
used GeoGlobe, which played a critical role in fighting Typhoon Sepat and
severe ice disasters last year. GeoGlobe had also been successfully deployed
in the National Electricity Grid Emergency Response System for the Beijing

On December 26, 2008, the Bureau also announced plans to construct the
National Geographical Information Public Service Platform (the “Geo
Platform”), which could add additional opportunities for the Company’s
GeoGlobe product. The Geo Platform aims to improve the capability and
efficiency of geographic information public service, and optimize the
utilization of national geographic information resources in China.

”We are pleased that GeoGlobe has passed the Bureau’s appraisal,”
commented Mr. Jiang Huai Lin, CEO of China Information Security. “We take
this as an indication that the Central government has recognized our product
quality and technological advancement and we expect that such recognition by
the central government will enhance our brand name and reputation in the
marketplace. Furthermore, the Central government has recently placed a
priority on procuring domestically developed software versus international
brands to further stimulate our economy, providing us with additional barriers
to entry.”

About China Information Security Technology, Inc.

Through its wholly-owned Chinese subsidiary, China Information Security
Technology, Inc. (”CIST” or the ”Company”) headquartered in Shenzhen, China
(”PRC”), is a leading application software developer, systems integrator and
full-service Geographic Information Systems (”GIS”) solutions provider to
the public security and civil-use markets in China, aiming to use information
technology to improve public safety and information management. Its main
business lines range from digital information security, to Geographic
Information Systems (GIS), and digital hospital information systems. The
Company provides a broad portfolio of fully integrated solutions and services,
including its First Responder Coordination Platform, Intelligent Border
Control System, Residence Card Information Management System, Police- and
Civil-use GIS products, and Digital Hospital Information System to serve the
growing demand for digital hospital and electronic medical record systems in
China. Its commitment to leading-edge technology and quality assurance has won
the Company numerous government and enterprise contracts throughout China. To
learn more about the Company, please visit the corporate website at
http://www.chinacpby.com .

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its subsidiary companies. All statements, other than statements of historical
fact included herein are ”forward-looking statements” including statements
regarding the significance of GeoGlobe’s successful appraisal by the National
Bureau of Mapping and Surveying and its effect on the Company’s ability to
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    For more information, please contact:

    Company Contact:
     Ms. Iris Yan
     Investor Relations Manager
     China Information Security Technology, Inc.
     Tel:   +86-135-1085-5460
     Email: irisyan@chinacpby.com
     Web:   http://www.chinacpby.com

    Investor Relations Contact:
     Mr. Crocker Coulson, President
     CCG Investor Relations
     Tel:   +1-646-213-1915 (NY office) or
     Mr. Gary Chin
     Tel:   +1-646-213-1909
     Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com
     Web:   http://www.ccgirasia.com

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