CSC Names Andy Purdy Chief Cybersecurity Strategist
News Release -- February 01, 2010
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 1 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) named Donald “Andy” Purdy chief cybersecurity strategist. He will report to Samuel S. Visner, CSC lead for Cyber and vice president for strategy and business development of the North American Public Sector (NPS) Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Group.
In this role, Purdy will build on and extend our efforts to date to address client cybersecurity needs across CSC. He will extend an approach that encompasses the enterprise needs of CSC's global client base, as well as the national security requirements associated with the public sector. In addition, he will help inform public policy and cyber awareness.
“Andy is one of very few people who comprehend the tremendous cybersecurity challenge as it relates to all parts of the private sector, as well as the public sector,” said Visner. “His contribution to our cyber strategy will be of value to our clients around the world and the CSC sectors that serve them.”
Most recently, Purdy was president of DRA Enterprises, Inc., a firm providing information technology and business development consulting services in the areas of cyber risk assessment and mitigation. He was also a partner with the law firm of Allenbaugh Samini Gosheh, LLP, with offices in Irvine, Calif. and Washington, D.C. Purdy will continue his role as co-director of George Mason University’s International Cyber Center (ICC), which helps lead efforts to better identify and address global cyber issues. Andy was also a member of the White House staff team that helped draft the U.S. National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003). Shortly after its release by President Bush in February 2003, Andy worked on the Department of Homeland Security’s tiger team that helped form the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and eventually led both. In addition to holding general and special counsel positions with various federal entities, Purdy served as a network television news producer with NBC and CBS News in Washington.
CSC provides full lifecycle cyber solutions that leverage the company’s experience in the public and private sectors. In support of government-wide cyberspace security initiatives, CSC implements intrinsically secure architectures, technologies and information assurance strategies to mitigate risks to clients. For more information about CSC's cyber solutions, visit www.csc.com/cyber.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.0 billion for the 12 months ended October 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.