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PatchLink Adds Government Veteran and Security Industry Expert Mike Jacobs To Board Of Directors

  • 22 May, 2007 11:50

<p>PatchLink Corporation, the global leader in security and vulnerability management solutions, today announced it has appointed Mike Jacobs to its Board of Directors, to provide strategic guidance and expertise to the company as it expands its on-demand solutions, drives industry-leading growth and broadens its global footprint.</p>
<p>Mike Jacobs serves as Vice President and Director of Cyber and National Security Program for SRA International, Inc. Previous to SRA, Mr. Jacobs was the Information Assurance (IA) Director at the National Security Agency (NSA). Under his leadership, NSA began implementing an IA strategy to protect the Defense Information Infrastructure and as appropriate, the National Information Infrastructure.</p>
<p>An industry veteran with 38 years in the federal government, Mr. Jacobs had a long and distinguished career at the National Security Agency where he served in key management positions in both the Intelligence and IA mission areas. He served as the Deputy Associate Director for Operations, Military Support, where he was responsible for developing a single, coherent military support strategy for NSA.</p>
<p>“Mike brings 38 years of federal government experience and an in-depth knowledge of cyber security,” said Pat Clawson, chairman and CEO of PatchLink. “As we enter a new era of growth and expansion, his extensive work in the government will provide management and the Board of Directors with the critical information needed to execute on our strategy, especially in broadening our footprint in the government sector. I am excited to have such a respected leader on our board and looking forward to working with Mike.”</p>
<p>Mike Jacobs, member of PatchLink’s Board of Directors, added: “I am excited to be joining this fast-paced growth company that’s charted and executed its growth strategy within the security market. They have a very strong foundation in place with a world-class customer base, industry leading products, and a seasoned management team, and I am looking forward to utilizing my experience with PatchLink as they continue to lead the market.”</p>
<p>During his tenure at NSA, Jacobs was a leader in Information Systems Security production and control, policy and doctrine, and customer relations. He has testified before Congress on defense issues and has spoken widely on topics ranging from IA to cultural diversity. For his vision, dedication, and accomplishments, he has been recognized by the Department of Defense with the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal; by the Director of Central Intelligence with the Intelligence Community’s Distinguished Service Award; and by NSA with the Exceptional Civilian Service Award. In addition, he has been awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement and was twice awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement.</p>
<p>Jacobs received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from King’s College and completed the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.</p>
<p>PatchLink® is the global leader for security patch and vulnerability management solutions, delivering comprehensive, multi-platform assessment and remediation for continuous protection across the enterprise. Offering the most comprehensive platform and application support, PatchLink maintains the largest tested and most up-to-date security patch repository, enabling organisations to accurately assess and remediate vulnerabilities based on established industry best practices. Currently protecting thousands of commercial and government organisations and millions of PCs and servers worldwide, PatchLink effectively eliminates vulnerability risks and enforces security and compliance policies while reducing overall IT costs. PatchLink is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and was founded in 1991 by Sean Moshir.</p>
<p>©2007 PatchLink Corporation. All rights reserved. PatchLink, the PatchLink logo, and the PatchLink product names and logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of PatchLink Corporation in the United States. In addition, other company names and products mentioned in this document, if any, may be either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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