Core Security Executive Named to Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency


VP of Security Awareness Tom Kellermann Selected
for Bipartisan Group to Guide Presidential Strategy
on Cyber Security

BOSTON, MA - November 6, 2007 - Core Security Technologies today announced that Tom Kellermann, vice president of security awareness, has been appointed by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) as a member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. The goal of the Commission is to provide the next presidential administration with a set of cyber security recommendations that could help guide a legislative agenda and/or Presidential policy documents.

According to an October 19 statement issued by CSIS, “Nearly every day our nation is discovering new threats and attacks against our country’s networks, and the next President of United States must know what these threats are and how to respond to them.” The statement calls the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency “a major new initiative to make sure that when the next President of The United States takes office in January 2009, the U.S. has an updated strategy to counter the growing cyber threat.” The Commission will be a bipartisan group composed of twenty to twenty-five experts drawn from the cyber security policy community and from the private sector. The group will be co-chaired by leaders from Congress and from the private sector.

“Given the growing threat of cyber crime and the hardened resolve of cyber criminals, this Commission will be an important asset to the next administration,” said Kellermann. “I am honored to have been invited to participate and look forward to joining with fellow members to produce specific and actionable recommendations that can be used to better secure our
digital assets.”
A renowned cyber security expert, Kellermann formerly served as senior data risk management specialist at the World Bank where he was responsible for cyber intelligence and policy management within the World Bank Treasury, and regularly advised central banks around the world regarding their cyber risk posture and layered security architectures. Furthermore, Kellermann currently participates actively in U.S., international and industry security working groups, helping these organizations promote improved security practices and policies. Kellermann has also written extensively on cyber security. 

More information the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency is available at   

About CSIS
CSIS is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with more than 200 staff and a large network of affiliated experts. Its focus is on security in a changing global environment. CSIS has been conducting research, holding public events, and advising government agencies on cyber security since 2000, and this body of work will provide the foundation for the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. 

About Core Security Technologies
Core Security Technologies develops strategic solutions that help security-conscious organizations worldwide develop and maintain a proactive process for securing their IT infrastructure. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the most comprehensive product for performing enterprise security assurance testing. IMPACT evaluates servers, desktop systems, end users and web applications by identifying what resources are exposed. It enables organizations to determine if current security investments are detecting and preventing attacks. Core augments its leading technology solution with world-class security consulting services, including penetration testing and software security auditing. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at

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Tue, November 06