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IID Expands Executive Team to Keep Up With Demand for New Cyberthreat Sharing Platform

Names First Ever Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, and New Vice President of Marketing

TACOMA, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/31/14 -- IID, securing the Internet with shared cyber intelligence, today announced that it is expanding its executive staff with the addition of three new executives. Ben King will serve as IID's first ever CFO, Merike Kaeo as its first ever CISO and Mark Foege as its new Vice President of Marketing.

"It is an exciting time here at IID. Since the beginning of 2012, we've grown by 21 employees to a total of 72 today," said IID CEO Lars Harvey. "In order to help manage our expansive growth and continue launching innovative offerings, we are turning to Ben, Merike and Mark -- who have a history of taking businesses and security programs to the next level."

The appointments will enable IID to strategically support the growing demand for its cyber intelligence collaboration platform, ActiveTrust, which is selectively available today. ActiveTrust enables enterprises and government agencies to combat the rising frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks by sharing cyber incident data in real time.

"IID's expansion demonstrates the opportunity for growth of the global cybersecurity sector in Tacoma," said Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland. "With the University of Washington Tacoma's advancements in cyberdefense education, a globally recognized firm in cybersecurity product development in IID and our close proximity to Joint Base Lewis McChord, Tacoma is quickly becoming a hub for cyber technology research and development."

Ben King -- CFO
Ben King most recently was the CFO and COO at PhaseOne Communications, a marketing research and strategic communications company acquired by the SI Organization/Veritas Capital in 2012. Prior to PhaseOne, King held leadership roles at the Fox Broadcasting Company Digital Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He also has served as adjunct faculty at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Merike Kaeo -- CISO
Merike Kaeo has served as IID's Security Evangelist for the past year. Prior to joining IID Kaeo founded Double Shot Security, which provided strategic and operational guidance to secure Fortune 100 companies. She led the first security initiative for Cisco Systems in the mid 1990s and authored the first Cisco book on security -- translated into more than eight languages and leveraged for prominent security accreditation programs such as CISSP. Kaeo sits on varying security company technical advisory boards, is a frequent contributor to IETF standards and is a sought after speaker in global ISP and security-related forums. She has been on ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) since 2010 and the FCC's Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) as of 2012.

Mark Foege -- Vice President of Marketing
Mark Foege has decades of leadership experience at emerging technology companies. Prior to IID, Foege was at encryption and data security company Townsend Security and founded mobile device management company Perlego Systems, Inc., which was eventually acquired.

About IID
IID empowers threat intelligence sharing for enterprises and governments in a trusted environment that reaches beyond limited trust groups. The company aggregates and analyzes widely sourced threat data, and delivers actionable intelligence to facilitate the protection of assets, brands and users. Top financial firms, the largest government agencies, and leading e-commerce companies, social networks and ISPs leverage IID to detect and mitigate threats. For more information about IID, go to www.internetidentity.com.

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