Computer Sciences Canada and Brinqa Announce Strategic Reseller Agreement to Deliver Risk and Compliance Cybersecurity Solutions to Canadian Government Market
News Release -- July 28, 2010
ONTARIO, Canada, and AUSTIN, Texas – July 28 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) and Brinqa today announced a strategic agreement to bring Brinqa’s risk and compliance software solutions to Canadian government customers of Computer Sciences Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of CSC. CSC has exclusive rights to sell Brinqa's Threat and Risk Assessment module for information technology (IT) systems.
The Canadian government mandates that its federal departments and agencies conduct threat and risk assessments of their IT systems in accordance with the Harmonized Threat and Risk Assessment methodology, a primarily manual process. There is a strong demand to standardize the platform for information system security risk management to drive efficiencies in the assessment process, increase standardization and quality, and obtain better insight into the department’s risk profile through the aggregation and analysis of risk information, which was previously not possible with paper-based reports.
“The Brinqa platform uniquely implements the Harmonized Threat and Risk Assessment methodology in an automated way, speeding time to deployment,” said Charlie Whelan, president, Computer Sciences Canada. “Combined with CSC’s service offerings, this solution will centralize and automate the way Government of Canada departments conduct risk, compliance and security assessments. We believe this will provide a new competitive advantage to our clients who want to operate confidently in cyberspace.”
“Our partnership with CSC will streamline the way organizations approach risk and compliance initiatives by establishing a centralized framework based on a customer’s needs,” said Hilda Perez, CEO, Brinqa. “A cookie-cutter approach does not work in this arena, so we customize our platform to meet customer-specific asset identification criteria and methodologies around risk assessments. We are very pleased to team with an IT leader like CSC that has significant expertise in developing risk management solutions across global industries.”
The Brinqa platform provides comprehensive reports and dashboards that increase customer visibility into current risk posture, enabling informed decisions on future IT investments. Products offered by CSC under this partnership will include the Brinqa GRC Platform, Brinqa Risk Manager, Brinqa Privacy Manager, Brinqa Vendor Risk Manager, Brinqa Business Continuity Manager and Brinqa IAM Governance. Organizations can choose either an enterprise deployment or hosted solution.
Brinqa is the leading independent software vendor in developing comprehensive governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions that enable enterprise customers to minimize risk, meet stringent regulatory mandates, and increase the operational efficiency of their IT infrastructures. The company’s products include the Brinqa GRC Platform, Brinqa Risk Manager, Brinqa Privacy Manager, Brinqa Vendor Risk Manager, Brinqa Business Continuity Manager and Brinqa IAM Governance. For more information, please visit www.brinqa.com.
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 system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 94,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.1 billion for the 12 months ended April 2, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com, and for more about CSC’s cybersecurity solutions go to www.csc.com/cybersecurity.