Application Security, Inc. CEO John Ottman Releases New Book: Save the Database, Save the World! by EON

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									Application Security, Inc. CEO John Ottman
Releases New Book:Save the Database, Save the
World!
Database Security, Risk and Compliance in the Age of Cyber War

With a Foreword written by Kenneth A. Minihan, Lieutenant General, USAF (Retired), Former Director of
the National Security Agency (NSA)

RSA Conference 2011
February 14, 2011 08:33 AM Eastern Time 

NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Application Security, Inc., the leading
provider of database security, risk and compliance (SRC) solutions for the enterprise, today announced that its
president and CEO, John Ottman, has released a new book entitled Save the Database, Save the World!.
Leveraging his thirty years of database industry experience, Mr. Ottman explores the fascinating realm of database
SRC, and reviews recent statistics, attacks and threats, as well as the best practices to protect sensitive data where it
lives – in the database.

With the number of records breached rising in 2008-2009 to over 420 million the evidence is clear that efforts thus
far to secure sensitive data have largely failed. High profile data breaches and attacks have become common events,
and despite billions of dollars spent on IT security, our most valuable assets—sensitive economic, personal, and
government data—are too often left unprotected. Verizon Business reports that 92 percent of the records breached
were from databases.

Database SRC is essential to safeguard business, government, intellectual property, and sensitive personal
information. If databases are so critical, why do they remain so vulnerable? In his new book Save the Database,
Save the World! John Ottman offers an easy to understand overview of key database technologies and best
practices that would help any organization, IT Security practitioner, analyst, student or professor grasp the
fundamental principles of database SRC.

Save the Database, Save the World!features a Foreword by Kenneth A. Minihan, Lieutenant General, United
States Air Force (Retired), the 14th Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and prior Director of the
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Lieutenant General Minihan offers an assessment of current U.S. strategy as
well as policy recommendations.

According to Adrian Lane, Analyst & CTO of Securosis, “John Ottman captures the essence of the threats we face
to the information that drives business. Organized crime, underhanded competitors and even foreign governments are
looking to gain any financial, competitive or operational advantage, and these enemies are going directly after the
databases and the applications that access data. John provides a big picture view of the serious problem we face
today, and provides actionable steps all enterprises, whether big or small, should be taking to protect these assets.
Whether you’re an IT manager or an executive who needs to understand the difference between real threats and
marketing hype, this is a good resource to reach for.” 

Mr. Ottman will be signing copies of the book at the RSA Conference book store at the Moscone Center in San
Francisco on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM PST.

For more information about Save the Database, Save the World! and to purchase the book, please visit
www.savethedatabase.com or contact PR@sumopress.com / 781-687-1023.

About the Author

John Ottman is president and CEO of Application Security, Inc., and has over 30 years of experience in the
enterprise software industry with special focus on databases and IT infrastructure.

Prior to joining AppSec, John was President, Global Operations at Princeton Softech, Inc., a high-growth company
and leading provider of enterprise data management software which was acquired by IBM in 2007. John was also
executive vice president of Corio, Inc. where he led the company from the startup phase, to a successful IPO
(NASDAQ: CRIO), and ultimately through the acquisition of Corio by IBM in 2004. Prior to Corio John spent 10
years at Oracle Corporation in various field executive roles including Group Vice President, Industrial Sector. Before
Oracle he worked at Wang Laboratories, Inc. for eight years in various field sales management roles.

John holds a B.A. from Denison University.

Follow John Ottman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/johnottman

About Application Security, Inc.

AppSec is the leading provider of database security, risk and compliance (SRC) solutions for the enterprise.
AppSec’s agentless approach - AppDetectivePro for auditors and IT advisors, and DbProtect for the enterprise -
delivers the industry’s most scalable database SRC solution and is in use around the world in the most demanding
environments by over 2,000 customers. The company was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2007 (Inc. 500) and 2008 list
of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, and was also named to the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 by
Deloitte & Touche.

For more information, please visit www.appsecinc.com | www.teamshatter.com

For a free database vulnerability assessment visit http://www.appsecinc.com/downloads/appdetectivepro/

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/appsecinc | www.twitter.com/teamshatter

DbProtect and AppDetectivePro are trademarks of Application Security, Inc. All other product names,
service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts
Application Security, Inc.
Kelly Kane, 781-687-1023
kkane@appsecinc.com

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