Former House Intelligence Committee chair, Pete Hoekstra, joins CertainSafe’s advisory board

Pete Hoekstra
Pete Hoekstra

CertainSafe, which calls itself “the insanely secure file sharing platform,” announced on February 4 that former congressman and former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoekstra, has joined its advisory board of directors.

The company looks to benefit from his deep experience in issues related to security and intelligence as it continues to educate the market on the benefits of MicroEncryption as well as MicroTokenization.

CertainSafe’s title of “insanely secure” comes from their proprietary MicroEncryption technology that uses MicroTokenization to encrypt each file individually down to the byte level, if desired, something no other file sharing service can provide. This all but prevents the mass data breaches that have been in the news lately.

Coupled with no software to download and advanced features — such as audit trails and branding options — CertainSafe hopes to make an impact on the growing file sharing segment.

Because of this, CertainSafe is the only file sharing service to offer PCI Level 1 DSS Certified data storage. This means all CertainSafe users can store HIPAA, PCI, PFI, PHI, PII as well as other types of sensitive data requiring compliance. Coupled with CertainSafe’s industry-leading 100% money back guarantee, its users have complete peace of mind, says the company, in a prepared statement.

“In today’s environment, securing data is more critical than ever before,” said Rep. Pete Hoekstra. “Data breaches can have serious consequences for private individuals, companies and governments. I’ve closely investigated CertainSafe’s proprietary technology and am confident that they have the most secure methods for sharing and storing data, bar none.”

Hoekstra was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2011. During that term, he served as the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2004 to 2007, where he was charged with the oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Coupled with his 15 years business experience and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, Rep. Hoekstra brings a rare blend of real-world business knowledge and public sector intelligence expertise, says the company’s news release.