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13 June 2013

GlobalSign to Sponsor the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid Summer School

GlobalSign to connect with industry practitioners and researchers to explore critical security topics in depth

Boston, MA - June 13 2013 - GlobalSign, the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), announces it will be a silver level sponsor of the upcoming Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Summer School to be held June 17-21, 2013 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois.

The TCIPG summer school is an event held to provide background in security and resiliency for cyber infrastructure in power and smart grids addressing today’s cyber security challenges. The TCIPG led summer school brings together experts from the industry, national labs, academia and government agencies. Sessions during the summer school include case studies from current research and other related research on critical security topics that will allow participants to gain an understanding of the smarter energy system and associated cyber security challenges.

"We are proud to sponsor the upcoming TCIPG 2013 Summer School," said Lila Kee, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of GlobalSign. "We've seen the use of digital security increasingly play an important role for supporting energy markets and protecting critical national infrastructure over the last year, so we look forward to connecting with other leading experts and researchers who are playing a role addressing cyber security for smart energy systems."

Over the last year, GlobalSign has played a leading role in the development of security best practices and standards needed to secure the electric-industry and critical national infrastructures. Specifically, GlobalSign is an active participant in the North American Energy Standards Board PKI subcommittee and Lila Kee, GlobalSign's Chief Product and Marketing Officer holds a board of directors seat on NAESB’s Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) Executive to provide cyber security expertise and help share security policies and technology standards for the energy sector. Attending the annual TCIPG summer school will allow GlobalSign to further explore critical security topics in depth with organizations and industry experts looking to strengthen defenses against cyber security.

The TCIPG summer school will be held at the Q Center located at St. Charles, Illinois between June 17-21, 2013. To learn more about the TCIPG summer school event please visit: http://tcipg.org/2013-summer-school

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a provider of identity services for the Internet of Everything (IoE), mediating trust to enable safe commerce, communications, content delivery and community interactions for billions of online transactions occurring around the world at every moment.  Its identity and access management portfolio, acquired from Ubisecure in September 2014, includes access control, single sign-on (SSO), federation and delegation services to help organizations and service providers create new business models for customer and partner interactions.  The former Ubisecure operation is now the GlobalSign Center of Excellence for IAM, located in Helsinki, Finland. GlobalSign’s solutions are designed to address the massive scalability demanded by the emerging $14.4 trillion IoE market, where the ability to make secure networked connections among people, processes, data and things, will require that every “thing” have a trusted identity that can be managed.  The company has offices in the U.S., Europe and throughout Asia.  For the latest news on GlobalSign, visit www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign ).

About GMO Cloud KK

GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/ .

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

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