Accuvant Names Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan to Advisory Board

-- Former National Security Agency and Central Security Service Director
Joins Other Industry Leaders to Advance Cyber Security Firm --

Denver – December 1, 2011 – Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and government clients, today announced that it has named Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan to its advisory board. Lieutenant General Minihan is the former director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service and a celebrated expert in national, defense and military information services. He joins some of the most respected academic, information security, privacy and risk management, and national security professionals in the world in helping Accuvant stay ahead of foreign and domestic cyber threats, and continuing to create and implement innovative offerings that protect the United States, her companies, allies and citizens.

“I continue to be humbled by the individuals on our advisory board. Lieutenant General Kenneth Minihan brings to Accuvant a virtually unmatched combination of business acumen and in-depth national security experience,” said James C. Foster, Accuvant senior vice president of strategic business development and advisory board chair. “We are enthusiastic to glean Ken’s perspective within the board’s collective expertise to further refine our proficiencies and go-to-market initiatives so we can continue to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the cyber security landscape.”

“Accuvant has developed a stellar brand reputation for its people, processes and technology, all of which are known to work in concert to strengthen the security postures of public and private entities alike,” said Lieutenant General Minihan.“I am honored to serve on the advisory board and excited about the opportunity to collaborate with my esteemed colleagues to solve emerging, complex security challenges.”

Lieutenant General Minihan has vast experience in large global and national information operations, information technology deployment, and customer requirement satisfaction. Currently a managing director at Paladin Capital Group, Lieutenant General Minihan retired from the U.S. Air Force on June 1, 1999, after more than 33 years of active commissioned service to the nation. On his final tour of duty, he served as the 14th director of the National Security Agency and Central Security Service, a combat support agency of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide. As director, Minihan was the senior uniformed intelligence officer in the Department of Defense. He has also served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

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