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Andy Jones to Present Unique & Authoritative Perspective on British E-Business Information Security

NEWBURY, ENGLAND – Enterasys Networks™, a leader in secure, available and mobile enterprise communications solutions, today announced that Andy Jones, Group Manager – Secure e-Business at DERA, Europe’s elite Defence Evaluation & Research Agency, will deliver a keynote speech during its “Securing British Business” conference. Andy Jones will discuss all aspects of e-business security in his speech at the conference, which is being held on Tuesday, April 10, at the Tower of London.

Drawing on his 25 years of experience within the British Army’s Intelligence Corps, and in his current position of managing 90 research scientists in the area of information security, Andy Jones will deliver his vision for real-world e-security. The presentation will focus on five main areas: prevention, detection, assessment, response and correction.

Andy Jones is an experienced military intelligence analyst and IT security specialist. He has had considerable experience in the analysis of intelligence material in strategic, tactical and counter-insurgency operations, and a wide range of information systems management experience. In addition, he has experience in the security of IT systems, having been responsible for the implementation of IT security within all areas of the British Army.

After completing 25 years of service with the British Army’s Intelligence Corps, Jones is now employed by DERA as the manager of a group of 90 research scientists, and as a researcher and analyst in the area of Information Security. He has also had experience as a project manager within DERA for the security aspects of the Digitisation of the Battlefield initiative and has gained considerable expertise on the criminal and terrorist aspects of information security. In addition to his main work, he is currently also an associate lecturer on Internet communications and is studying for a Masters degree in Computer Crime and Network Security.

“The ever-escalating movement to the e-economy brings untold opportunities to the business community. But with every opportunity, there comes a risk. Information Security is an issue that faces every business that leverages information technology, and needs to be addressed as yet another ‘business risk,’” commented Enterasys’ Vice-President for UK & Ireland, Stefan Michal. “Enterasys understands the importance of security and believes a measured and informed approach to business information security is the only way to proceed. Fear of being attacked will not stop the attack, but knowledge, awareness and preparedness can reduce the risk, and ensure that business is prepared for any eventuality. I am very proud to confirm that Andy will be joining us for our conference and delivering his unique perspective on this fundamentally important issue.”

“Securing British Business” is an Enterasys Networks UK conference series, kicking-off at the Tower of London on April 10th. Additional conferences are to be held at Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, on May 1, and the Royal Armoury, Leeds, on May 10. For more information, or to register, please visit:

About DERA (Defence Evaluation & Research Agency)
· DERA is currently an Agency of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and incorporates the bulk of the MOD’s non-nuclear research, technology and test and evaluation establishments.

· DERA’s Secure e-Business department has a wide range of experience and expertise in creating secure e-Business solutions, designed to help businesses protect sensitive information and at the same time, continue to operate effectively and comply with legislation. DERA provides a comprehensive range of security consulting services – designed to help clients operate an e-business securely. Their portfolio of services includes developing the strategic vision, reducing business risk, developing security policy, securing systems design and assessment services, incident handling and information security reviews.

· In July 2000 the Government agreed to a programme that would see the bulk of DERA being set up as a Public Private Partnership. A quarter of the Agency would be retained within the MOD as the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to manage the research programme and the International Research Collaboration along with other sensitive areas e.g. CBD (Chemical & Biological Defence), Porton Down. The remaining three-quarters would become a wholly government owned plc as a precursor to eventual flotation, now likely in early 2002. A period of shadow trading is now underway to ensure robustness of the two new organisations and their supporting infrastructure.

· DERA is currently one of Europe’s largest single research organisations. Among its 12,000 staff DERA employs many leading scientists and internationally acclaimed experts. It offers a unique range of services, consultancy advice and test facilities. These include indoor and outdoor ranges for air, land and sea launched weapon effectiveness trials, wind tunnels, underwater target ranges and marine testing facilities, automotive test tracks and climatic testing laboratories.

· DERA’s pioneering research and development this century includes the invention of liquid crystal displays (LCDs), carbon fibre, the technology for flat panel speakers, infra-red sensors and microwave radar, as well as Chobham armour, and shaped charges. DERA has combined and inherited the technology and expertise from Government defence research sites throughout the UK.

About Enterasys Networks
Enterasys Networks is a new type of company that combines a single market focus with a strong technology heritage to provide communications infrastructures for enterprise-class customers. Enterasys' networking hardware and software offerings deliver the innovative security, availability and mobility solutions required by Global 2000 organizations, coupled with the industry's strongest service and support. Based in Rochester, New Hampshire, Enterasys is backed by Silver Lake Partners and Cabletron Systems (NYSE: CS), and was named a "Company to Watch in 2001" by CIO Magazine. For more information, visit

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