Sept. 23 Panel: Government, Private Industry Find Similarity in Security Threats

September 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — What can corporate America and government agencies tasked with protecting the nation learn from each other? At the invitation-only American Security Challenge (ASC), a gathering of government and corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and investors focused on national security, attendees will have a window into the similarities of threats to government and corporate interests as well as the array of threat-mitigating technology solutions currently deployed or ready for commercialization.

ASC increases the visibility of companies with innovative technology and aids the commercialization process so that technology reaches either the public or commercial marketplace faster. Through ASC, companies selected last year received $10 million in investor term sheets and contractor teaming agreements making it the most successful program like it in the country.

This year ASC will feature presentations from cyber security and energy technology companies selected for their innovation and investment or deployment potential. Other highlights include remarks from former U.S. Dept. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, a ceremony to honor General Keith Alexander of the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command with the 2010 Patriot Award, and a panel discussion with security VIPs outlined below.

What: The American Security Challenge

Who: Former U.S. Dept. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; a panel discussion on common threats and solutions with ArcSight CTO Prescott Winter, the former CTO of the National Security Agency; Gary Winkler, CTO of U.S. Army Enterprise Information Systems; David Hale, Chief Security Officer of TD Ameritrade

When: September 23, 2010 at 9 am

Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Va. 22202

Why: This competition identifies companies and technologies suitable for pilot programs and/or funding to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of valuable technology with the aim of securing our nation’s citizens, assets and economy.

Other: Members of the media are welcome with pre-registration

About American Security Challenge (ASC)

As the largest competition and matchmaking opportunity in the nation, ASC is the center of gravity for the critical stakeholders in the security technology market. By quickly identifying solutions to mission critical and highly visible issues, the ASC public/private partnerships are working to secure our nation’s citizens, our assets, and our economy.

Contact: Chris Ourand, (410) 793-5271 or chris@chrisocom.com

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