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Guidance Software Appoints Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) , the World Leader in Digital InvestigationsTM, today announced the appointment of Stephanie Urbach as its Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Ms. Urbach has global leadership experience in human resources across multiple industries including technology, business services, manufacturing, and consumer products. In this role, Ms. Urbach will be responsible for leading Guidance Software’s worldwide human resources organization including employee relations, development and training, recruiting, compensation and benefits.

Ms. Urbach has a successful track record of working collaboratively with management and employees to foster a dynamic work environment that ensures employees are engaged, energized and empowered. Her initial focus will be on assessing the needs of the organization and aligning human resources with business objectives. This involves attracting top talent, developing a thriving employee community, and ensuring the company’s talent and resources are prepared to meet corporate growth strategies.

“Guidance Software is at an important inflection point in 2015, poised to launch our entirely new and groundbreaking EnCase(R) product platform, while continuing to foster leadership positions in the cybersecurity, forensics and e-discovery markets,” said Barry Plaga, acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Guidance Software. “Stephanie brings to Guidance Software world-class leadership in guiding human resources organizations, having successfully built and managed teams for very large organizations. Her extensive background in human resources makes her particularly well qualified for this critical role.”

Prior to joining Guidance Software, Ms. Urbach served as a human resources leader for Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of technical professional and construction services, where she was responsible for leading the overall human resources function for sales and safety globally. Prior to Jacobs, she spent over 15 years at Avery Dennison in a number of human resources leadership roles, most recently as head of human resources for technology. In this role, Ms. Urbach partnered with the Chief Information Officer to oversee organizational design, talent management, staffing, communications, employee initiatives and change management.

“Guidance Software has a solid leadership position, and a very talented team that is known for building and delivering world-class products and services to meet digital investigation needs around the world,” said Stephanie Urbach, Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Guidance Software. “This is a very exciting time to be joining the company. I look forward to driving employee engagement and fortifying the team with new talent, to develop a successful, high-performance work environment.”

Ms. Urbach has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 1988. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English American Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles.

About Guidance Software, Inc.

Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response and forensic analysis. Its EnCase(R) Enterprise platform, deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints, is used by more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500, and numerous government agencies to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading cybersecurity, IT help desk, and electronic discovery solutions, EnCase(R) Cybersecurity, EnCase(R) Analytics, EnCase(R) Remote Recovery + and EnCase(R) eDiscovery. They empower organizations to conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious insider activity, recover lost files, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance purposes, and respond to litigation discovery requests. For more information about Guidance Software, visit

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