8 September 2010:
BELMONT, Ma. – September 8, 2010 – Tamper Proof Container Systems (TPCS), a Massachusetts-based security technology solutions provider, specializing in the areas of port and container security, pipeline and infrastructure security, and nuclear non-proliferation efforts, has named Tom Ridge, president and CEO of Ridge Global, an international risk management and security firm, to its Board of Directors. The two companies will combine Ridge Global’s world-class expertise in security and operational continuity with TPCS’s innovative technology solution to mitigate security threats and enhance cargo loss prevention capabilities.

Ridge, the first U.S. secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, joins board members Dr. Gilbert D. Beinhocker, chairman and CEO of TPCS, and Leonard Phillips. Beinhocker and Phillips are the original founders of TPCS.

“We are delighted to welcome Secretary Ridge to the TPCS board,” said Beinhocker. “He and his expert team at Ridge Global have a deep, multi-disciplined knowledge base that will enable TPCS to accelerate commercial progress in the global security market.”

“I am pleased to join the board of TPCS,” said Ridge. “TPCS has made great inroads in the development and application of intrusion detection technologies, which are vital to meeting today’s increasingly sophisticated security challenges. Ridge Global and TPCS look forward to working together to bring these end-to-end supply chain security innovations to market.”

TPCS-UK, the operational arm of the Intrusion Detection System Manufacturing Group, has a security technology portfolio developed with the cooperation of several British security services, and received a Level 8 security rating on multiple tests, from the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) in the United Kingdom.

“Our intrusion detection product received LPCB’s highest security rating. Level 8 means, among other things, after a full day of testing, the LPCB could not defeat the TPCS intrusion detection solution,” Beinhocker said.

About Tamper Proof Container Systems

TPCS provides unique and proprietary technology to secure any volumetric space to any specified resolution from intrusion, on a fail-safe (yes/no) basis. The intrusion detection system is an electrical or optical fuse path signal, which envelops the volumetric space of any three dimensional asset, which is then protected by continuous monitoring for physical intrusion. Applications include maritime and aviation cargo containers to protect high value assets from theft or interference, as well as a national security solution to the surreptitious insertion of a weapon of mass destruction into a cargo container while in transit. Additionally, the TPCS intrusion detection system can monitor stationary structural assets, such as pipelines. For further information, please visit www.tpcscorp.com.

About Ridge Global

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Ridge Global provides strategic and operational services that advance the security and economic interests of businesses and governments worldwide. Led by The Honorable Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, Ridge Global offers international expertise across a scope of core functional business concerns, including risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, technology integration and crisis management. For further information, please visit www.ridgeglobal.com.

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