From: jkw (firstname.lastname@example.org) To The Supporters of Packet Storm Security: As you may already be aware, there have been numerous rumors on the Net recently regarding the revival of Packet Storm Security through corporate sponsorship. I am pleased to announce that the rumours are indeed true, and that Packet Storm will now be hosted by Securify, the Information Security Group of Kroll-O'Gara. I have carefully considered the direction and future of PSS since it was taken down by Harvard, and have entertained innumerable offers from a wide variety of corporate, non-profit, and private entities to host the site. Kroll-O'Gara has presented me with the most impressive vision and plans for PSS. Not only does Kroll-O'Gara intend to preserve the original ideals and intent of PSS, but they have developed an exciting and definitive roadmap for the logical evolution of the site. Packet Storm Security had reached a stage where it was much more than a full time job for one person. For the last year I have been working a minimum of 60 hours a week to maintain the high quality of the site. In order to sustain my vision of PSS as *the* resource on the Internet for freeware Information Security tools, it became necessary to acquire the resources that only a dedicated corporate sponsor could provide. I have talked at length with Matt Barrie (PSS Program Manager) at Kroll-O'Gara ISG, and I believe that they have grand and noble goals for the future of Packet Storm Security. Unfortunately, I will not be with PSS in the future, however, because I have recently accepted an extremely enticing offer elsewhere in the Information Security industry. I do, nevertheless, give my strongest support to the new maintainers of the site, and I'm excited about what's in store for the future of PSS. To all of my valued friends and supporters of the site: I sincerely hope that you too will continue through your contributions and suggestions to help make Packet Storm what it was! Your support has been and will continue to be invaluable in ensuring that PSS is *the* resource for freeware Information Security tools. Respectfully, Ken Williams Founder Packet Storm Security ********** PRESS RELEASE ********** For more information, contact: Vicky Wu Charles Breed PR Manager VP of Marketing KVO Public Relations Securify, Kroll-O'Gara Company (650) 919-2027 (650) 812-9400 x107 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Barrie email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org KROLL-O'GARA INFORMATION SECURITY GROUP ACQUIRES PACKET STORM, THE PREMIER WEB SITE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY TOOLS & DATA Packet Storm Security is positioned to be the Internet's largest single source for computer security threat information, tools and patches PALO ALTO, Calif., August, 17, 1999 In response to the growing demand for current and accurate information and tools on computer security, Securify, the Information Security Group of The Kroll-O'Gara Company (Nasdaq: KROG), announced today the acquisition of Packet Storm Security; a website created and maintained by Ken Williams, a renowned computer security expert. Averaging over 400,000 hits per day, generating over 7 gigabytes of traffic, Packet Storm Security is an established resource for many government agencies and major corporations. "Packet Storm Security provides a strong, long term Internet presence for Securify," states Dr. Taher Elgamal, President of Securify. "It is a state of the art resource for our customers and we see it as the nucleus for a number of exciting additional security management services." Packet Storm is one of the largest and most well recognized information security resources on the Internet today. The site consists of over 45,000 security related programs, such as up to date tools, patches, advisories, vulnerabilities. Considering this massive repository of information, Packet Storm Security is the ideal site for finding up-to-date information on the latest threats that face corporate networks and computer systems. This site has been frequented by system administrators, engineers, programmers, from organizations such as AT&T, DoD, NSA, FBI, IBM, Microsoft, GTE, ISS, KPMG, E&Y, InterNIC, Alcatel, NCSC, McAfee, NIST, USAF, Sprint CA, UK Govt., Mitre, Allied Signal, and CitiGroup bank. "Our customers have asked for a single source data point to inform and educate them on the ever increasing number of information security threats," states Jules Kroll, CEO and Chairman of Kroll-O'Gara Inc. "We will be dedicating a significant effort to making this site extremely useful for anyone involved with computer security." Packet Storm Security is in the process of being updated and refined prior to being posted in September at http://www.securify.com/packetstorm # # # About Securify, the Information Security Group of Kroll-O'Gara Securify, the Information Security Group of Kroll-O^Gara is composed of highly regarded industry experts that provide objective information security services to businesses and government agencies. These services include network and system security review and repair, product assessment, the creation and implementation of secure e-commerce sites, architecture and design. They also employ internally developed proprietary software that combines best-of-breed security tools and client information to analyze and assess network security issues as a scientific discipline. Their approach employs standard, well-tested methodology, and treats security as both a business and a technical issue. The Information Security Group is unique in the security field in that it not only provides the assessment and recommendations, but also actual implementation and deployment. For more information, please access their web site at www.securify.com, or contact the company at (650) 812-9400. Contact Vicki Wu of KVO Public Relations at (650) 919-2027. About The Kroll-O'Gara Company The Kroll-O'Gara Company is a leading global provider of a broad range of specialized products and services designed to supply solutions to a variety of security needs. Kroll-O'Gara provides governments, business, and individuals with information, analysis, training, and products to mitigate the growing risks associated with white-collar crimes, fraud, physical attacks, threats of violence, and uninformed decisions based upon incomplete or inaccurate information. The company is organized into four primary business groups: Investigations & Intelligence Group, Security Products & Services Group, Voice and Data Security Group, and the Information Security Group. Based in New York City, New York, and Fairfield, Ohio, Kroll-O'Gara employs more than 2,600 people in 60 offices and plants around the world. For more information, please access the company's web sites at www.securify.com or www.kroll-ogara.com.