CSC Launches Enhanced Global StrikeForce Security Assessment Suite
News Release -- August 30, 2010
Solution Provides Businesses and Governments Cost-Effective Way to Understand and Mitigate Risk Against Proliferation of Cyber Threats
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 30 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it launched its enhanced CSC Global StrikeForce Security Assessments, a suite of elite services performed by a highly skilled global team of certified and licensed cybersecurity experts. The CSC Global StrikeForce Security Assessments evaluate the technical controls associated with people, process and technology to provide visibility into current risk, threat and compliance profiles. It then identifies the gaps and delivers a remediation plan.
The enhanced solution suite provides organizations a quick, cost-effective way to understand cyber threats, prepare for compliance audits, enact a security incident investigation, understand architectural or technology changes and provide assurance regarding the threat profile. In addition, CSC's Global StrikeForce Security Assessments provide a foundation for improved, risk-based decision making in order to achieve compliance and prioritize investments.
The solution suite includes:
- Vulnerability Assessment to help detect, identify and report on security weaknesses in an environment.
- Web Application Assessment that provides a comprehensive examination of both commercial and in-house applications for vulnerabilities and security threats within applications.
- Technology Compliance Assessment to help meet regulatory compliance and corporate policy requirements.
- Physical and Social Engineering Assessments that examine non-technical issues with the potential to impact sensitive information.
“Stricter legal, regulatory and compliance mandates, dynamic and complex operating environments, growing remote and mobile workforces, and an increasingly hostile threat environment are challenging organizations to manage information security risks more effectively,” said Gordon Archibald, chief technology officer for CSC’s Global Security Solutions. “CSC’s elite Global StrikeForce team knows how to treat client data without disrupting systems and help clients understand the vulnerabilities present in their environment.”
“Vulnerability reports that include recommendations for mitigation or remediation of vulnerable assets can improve the efficiency of IT operations, and risk-rated reports can help measure security effectiveness,” according to Gartner, Inc.’s “MarketScope for Vulnerability Assessment,” by Kelly Kavanagh, Mark Nicolett and John Pescatore. February 17, 2010.
For more information about CSC’s Global StrikeForce Security Assessment services, please visit www.csc.com/strikeforce; for more information on its comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, go to www.csc.com/cybersecurity.
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 95,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 2, 2010. For more information, visit www.csc.com or for more about CSC’s cyber solutions, go to www.csc.com/cybersecurity.
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