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Security Executive Council Announces Solution Innovations Initiative

March 5, 2010, Washington, DC—The Security Executive Council (SEC) has announced Solution Innovations, its latest Collective Knowledge™ security leadership initiative. Solution Innovations was developed to give executives insight into security products and services that have been vetted to demonstrate real value to the business.

Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the Security Executive Council, noted that the global security and safety resilience of small to medium businesses (the “Fortune 500,000”), governments, and NGOs will be determined by their ability to identify more effective risk mitigation solutions. The Council is selectively inviting innovative solution providers to participate in this initiative to improve global protection option awareness, effectiveness, and affordability.

The initiative gathers innovators who measurably mitigate a broad range of risks, including those to people, assets, product, mission-enabling critical processes and brand reputation. According to Francis D’Addario, Security Executive Council Emeritus Faculty for Strategic Influence and Innovation, “The fluid worldwide risk resulting from the recent financial meltdown has been exacerbated by protection downsizing and institutional distrust.” He cited “a reversal of fortune” in a number of the leading global indicators for increased violence and asset losses. “The need for persuasive security performance has never been greater. Our recognition of Solution Innovations partners, including CSIdentity, Aronson Security Group, and ASI, will subsidize our ongoing efforts to discover and share affordable, differentiated, and ROI-capable risk mitigation strategies.”

Solution Innovations partner CSIdentity of Austin, Texas, is an innovation leader in identity authentication, diligence, identity theft protection, and breach management services. Bill Morrow, Chairman and CEO of CSIdentity, stated that the Council’s election of his firm into the Solution Innovations initiative is a “game changer.” He said, “Trusted brands have been challenged by their stakeholders to tackle the fastest-growing threat to global commerce, identity theft and fraud. We welcome our role to strategically make a difference.”

Phil Aronson, CEO of Aronson Security Group (ASG), a Seattle-based global security integrator, echoed enthusiasm for the partnership announcements. “This SEC initiative is timely and important,” he said. “Our ability to optimize security systems and processes while improving the value proposition cannot be overemphasized. We look forward to jointly influencing the many great conversations, to innovate integration of people, process and technology for safer communities.”

Charlie LeBlanc, CEO of ASI, a Houston-based MEDEX company that specializes in global travel and health risk mitigation, offered a final word: “The interdependencies of diverse worldwide communities require diligence and performance-based protection from manmade and natural events,” he said. “Our ability to identify and mitigate all-hazards risks has real consequences to people, assets, organizations and governments. This initiative may be the gift that keeps on giving.” Morrow, Aronson and Leblanc have agreed to serve on the Security Executive Council Solution Innovations Advisory Board.

About the Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council (www.securityexecutivecouncil.com) is a problem-solving research and services organization that involves a wide range of risk mitigation leaders. Its community includes forward-thinking practitioners, agencies, universities, NGOs, innovative solution providers, media companies and industry groups. To find out if you are eligible to participate in the Solution Innovations initiative, contact Francis D’Addario at fdaddario@secleader.com.

About CSIdentity
CSIdentity (www.CSIdentity.com) is the technology leader in providing identity theft and fraud protection services to businesses and consumers. Founded in 2005, The Austin, Texas-based company offers a comprehensive suite of business and personal security solutions targeting all aspects of identity theft.

About ASG
Aronson Security Group (ASG) (www.aronsonsecurity.com) is the premier independent integrator of enterprise security solutions. Building on a strong reputation for engineering and service for over 45 years, ASG provides engineering excellence, world-class service, and security expertise to premier regional, national, and global organizations.

About ASI
Since 1989, the mission of ASI Group (www.asigroup.com/aboutus.asp) has been to provide you with the best tools, products and resources to enhance your ability to conduct business at home and abroad. Our risk analysts, security consultants, global agent network, investigators and training specialists help clients mitigate and respond to the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Contact:
Marleah Blades
Manager, External Relations
256-689-0242
mblades@secleader.com