Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner Joins Senator Jay Rockefeller and Secretary Janet Napolitano at West Virginia Homeland Security Summit & Expo

Thu Jun 2, 2011 1:00pm EDT

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Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner Joins Senator Jay Rockefeller and Secretary Janet Napolitano at West Virginia Homeland Security Summit & Expo

Leading cyber security expert highlights cyber criminals' impact on global enterprise, financial institutions and governments

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DALLAS, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrust, Inc., a global leader in securing online identities and information, played a high-profile role at the West Virginia Homeland Security Summit & Expo, June  1-2 at Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner, along with U.S. Government leaders including West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, presented keynote addresses to the gathering of security experts. In Conner's keynote luncheon address on Thursday, he discussed the evolving cyber security threat landscape and its impact on our nation's security as well as the security and stability of our nation's business community.

"Solutions and capabilities are available today to help banks and governments stem the rising tide of cyber crime. But in many cases we are seeing that the banks need to be pushed or regulated to implement these capabilities," Conner said.  "Unfortunately, individuals and businesses are the real victims that have to deal with the financial and even larger nonfinancial costs of these breaches."

>> Read Now: Transcript of Bill Conner's Speech at the West Virginia Homeland Security Summit & Expo.

The West Virginia Homeland Security Summit & Expo is a two-day conference sponsored by the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs & Public Safety and Marshall University. The event's speakers and panel discussions focused on a variety of national security topics including critical infrastructure and public health preparedness, protecting business from cyber security attacks, and advances in emergency communications including the impact of federal broadband funding and 4G deployment. West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller played a key role throughout the event, and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano also presented a keynote dinner address on Wednesday evening.

In addition to his keynote address, Conner also shared his insight and expertise in a panel discussion, "Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks & Crime/Privacy of Electronic Data," led by Karen S. Evans, National Director of US Cyber Challenge (USCC).

Entrust enables organizations and governmental agencies to easily and effectively manage security across a range of users and applications. The company offers a range of authentication and credentialing capabilities that cover physical, logical and mobile access.  

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About Entrust

A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com. Let's talk.

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