BOULDER, COLORADO – Dec. 7, 2011 – Email security leader eCrypt Technologies Inc. (OTCBB:ECRY) welcomes Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Dr. Erik Mettala to their Board of Directors.
Dr. Mettala has been a key figure in the U.S. Intelligence community for over 35 years. He served with the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Army Communications and Electronics Command. Recently Lieutenant Colonel Mettala retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service to his country.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Mettala to the board”, says Brad Lever, CEO of eCrypt Technologies. “Dr. Mettala knows first-hand the critical security issues facing North American businesses and governments today. The amount of data and technology that is being intercepted by our foreign rivals and cyber-criminals is staggering and it’s not going to stop. Dr. Mettala champions the need for our products and will be an invaluable consultant to our development team and helping to bring awareness to our technologies.”
Dr. Mettala was the Chief Scientist in SPARTA’s National Security Systems Sector, responsible for the strategic technology planning and research for SPARTA’s intelligence, computer network operations, and information assurance business areas. Dr. Mettala led McAfee Research, which was acquired by SPARTA in April, 2005. As the Vice President and Director of McAfee Research he managed the strategic technology research for McAfee, including R&D business development and laboratory efforts. Under his direction, McAfee Research focused on high risk research addressing the needs of McAfee product lines including anti-virus, anti-spam, host-based and network-based intrusion prevention, and in cooperation with U.S. Government agencies, directed the development of solutions to many of the pressing and difficult problems in information assurance, intrusion prevention, remediation, and network security.
Prior to joining McAfee, Dr. Mettala served as the President of Advanced Coordination Technologies (ACT) providing secure system integration technologies in complex manufacturing and health care markets. Prior to ACT, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of Elagent Corporation providing enterprise management and security systems integration. Dr. Mettala was also the Chief Technical Officer at the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), the cooperative research and development consortium founded in response to Japan’s 5th generation computer project. Dr. Mettala also served as the Associate Dean of Engineering for Research, and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he led the College of Engineering’s research business development efforts while teaching graduate level courses in computer vision, artificial intelligence and formal methods. Dr. Mettala’s full bio can be read here.
Dr. Mettala holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Management Systems Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a double Master’s of Science in Management Science and Computer Science from Texas A&M University.
eCrypt Technologies will continue to bolster its Board of Directors with recognized leaders in email and information security, encryption and document management technologies.
About eCrypt Technologies
eCrypt Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ECRY) provides email encryption and secure file storage using the strongest encryption algorithms available to prevent the theft of data during email transmission and storage. Today its products including eCrypt Me, eCrypt One On One for BlackBerry smartphones, and File Vault are being used by businesses and professionals including lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and medical practitioners.
eCrypt Me is a web-based platform that allows users to securely access their email and stored documents from anywhere in the world, from any Internet-enabled device. No software is downloaded nor is any special configuration required.
eCrypt has forged a new business model by providing customers with an easy-to-use, secure email platform at a low monthly cost. Customers can now communicate freely and securely, without having to change their email address, knowing that no one – including eCrypt – has access to the sensitive information that is routinely contained in emails, giving you, the user, control over access to your data.
Learn more and sign up for a free 30 day trial at ecryptinc.com.
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