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Layered Tech Names Jeff Reich New Chief Risk Officer

September 15, 2011

Plano, Texas – Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and on-demand virtualization/cloud computing services, today named Jeff Reich chief risk officer. With more than 30 years of security, risk and compliance expertise, Reich will further expand Layered Tech’s leadership position in providing compliant cloud, dedicated and hybrid hosting environments. As a well-known industry expert on security and risk management, Reich will deliver significant value to Layered Tech clients, whose compliance needs are growing in areas such as PCI DSS and HIPAA.

Reich has extensive experience in cloud computing, having served as chief security officer for Rackspace Hosting®, vice president and chief security officer of CheckFree, and senior manager of information protection at Dell Inc. Most recently he served as the director of operations for the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he developed and led its cloud computing security research lab.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Layered Tech, and I look forward to building on the success its innovative team has already achieved. Layered Tech’s leading-edge compliance, security and risk management solutions set it apart from other cloud and managed hosting companies, and I’m focused on significantly expanding the compliant and secure cloud services that we already provide,” said Reich. “Layered Tech already has the industry’s longest track record of delivering PCI DSS compliant hosting services, and we look forward to continuing to grow our business in the healthcare HIPAA/HITECH market and expand our compliance capabilities in other commercial and federal government markets.”

“We are pleased to welcome Jeff as chief risk officer. His experience fits perfectly with Layered Tech’s core focus on delivering highly secure and compliant cloud and managed hosting solutions to customers worldwide,” said Brad Hokamp, president of Layered Tech. “Jeff is a visionary in the field of security and risk management, and his thought leadership will be instrumental in creating new customer solutions and further establishing Layered Tech as the leader in the compliant hosting market.”

A decorated security and risk management professional, Reich is a Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Security Association, a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and he has held Certification in Homeland Security at Level III (CHS-III) since 2005.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit

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