HID Global Appoints Dr. Scott Guthery as System Architect

IRVINE, Calif., July 17, 2007 – HID Global, the trusted leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced that Dr. Scott Guthery has joined the company in the role of System Architect, in charge of leading the formulation and development of secure identity-based products and services. In this newly created position, he will report to Dr. Tam Hulusi, executive vice president, HID Global. Dr. Guthery's hire signals HID Global's commitment to guiding the future of secure identity-related initiatives.

A distinguished technologist, Dr. Guthery has been an active participant in shaping some of the landmark secure identity technology standards. At the national level, he was the co-author of NIST SP 800-73 which defines the U.S government's Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card. Dr. Guthery also led the team that created the first Java Card, and was later the software architect for Windows for Smart Cards.

"HID is well-positioned to drive the next generation of contactless card systems and I look forward to coupling my expertise and knowledge to their product development strategy," said Dr. Scott Guthery.

"We are indeed fortunate to bring on board such a distinguished developer to drive the next generation of HID products and services," said Dr. Tam Hulusi. "We intend to use Scott's skill and vision to direct our future secure identity initiatives and development projects, helping customers reap the greatest benefit from HID technology."

Immediately prior to joining HID, Dr. Guthery co-founded Mobile-Mind in 1999, a SIM and mobile applications company. A recognized industry expert, he holds 27 patents for his work with embedded systems and integrated circuit cards and is the co-author of four books on smart cards and mobile applications. Dr. Guthery has a Ph.D. in probability and statistics from Michigan State University, and is based in Boston, MA.