NSS Expands Security Services to Banking and Financial Industry

Mike Book Joins NSS as Senior Director of Sales, Financial Services Division

AUSTIN, Texas – February 18, 2013 - NSS Labs, Inc. today announced the appointment of Mike Book as Senior Director of Sales, Financial Services Division.  Based in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Book will be responsible for business development initiatives within the Financial Services industry throughout the United States and Canada.

NSS is the only research analyst firm backed by a testing laboratory.  In the last three months alone, the company has released findings on vulnerability threat trends, breach detection systems, network intrusion prevention systems, building an effective e-discovery strategy and modeling evasions in layered security.

Mr. Book will be working with lead research analysts at NSS, including Dr. Ken Baylor, Research Vice President, a widely recognized leader in Bank Security, IT Security and Regulatory Compliance; Research Director Francisco Artes, a former Chief Information Security Officer in the private sector with law enforcement expertise on cybercrime, hacking and forensic security; and Research Director Dr. Stefan Frei, a veteran in identifying threat trends based in Switzerland.

“There is a fundamental difference between the business model at NSS and our competitors in the IT research space.  Our roots are in testing, therefore our research is informed by test results empowering NSS to deliver unbiased and actionable information to our clients,” said Vikram Phatak, Chairman and CEO of NSS. “Mike has considerable knowledge of the financial services industry, and we look forward to his leadership as NSS expands in the market,” adds Phatak.

“NSS has assembled a talented team of analysts and subject matter expertise that are perfectly aligned with the evolving needs of the financial services marketplace.  I’m very impressed that NSS actually touches the products they write about, rather than relying on industry opinion,” said Book.

Prior to joining NSS, Mr. Book was National Director of Sales at Archimedes Systems and Convergent Retirement Plan Solutions, and held senior level sales positions with two of the nation’s leading retirement service outsource provides, BISYS Retirement Services and Universal Pensions, Inc. (UPI).