CSC Participates in Department of Homeland Security Cyber Storm III Exercise
News Release -- September 30, 2010
National-Level Cybersecurity Exercise Allows CSC to Demonstrate Preparedness in Responding to Potential Threats, Underscore Commitment to Government Cooperation
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 30 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced its participation in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a full player during Cyber Storm III, the department’s biennial event representing the U.S.’s most extensive cybersecurity exercise. The exercise is taking place September 28-30, 2010.
The goal of Cyber Storm is to strengthen cybersecurity preparedness and response capabilities by exercising policies, processes and procedures for identifying and responding to a cyber attack on the U.S.’s critical infrastructure. CSC’s participation is allowing the company to further test its abilities to react appropriately and respond efficiently to potential cyber incidents of varying degrees both for its customers and own internal systems.
“CSC has participated in all three of the DHS Cyber Storm exercises, and we are honored to be an active participant and full player as part of the private industry during Cyber Storm III,” said Andy Purdy, CSC’s chief cybersecurity strategist, who was head of the DHS National Cyber Security Division led Cyber Storm I. “The cyber landscape is dynamic and cybersecurity is a global concern. The efforts put into this exercise and the lessons we will learn from it will continue the process of strengthening the capability of the United States to prepare for and respond to significant cyber attacks and incidents. CSC’s participation internally on a global level also enables us to continue refining our cybersecurity capabilities to the absolute highest levels. It is critically important that the after-action recommendations from Cyber Storm III be resourced and implemented as quickly as possible.”
CSC is one of the few companies to provide full lifecycle cybersecurity solutions and services to both public and private sector clients globally. Through its foundation of global network security operations centers, CSC protects some of the world’s most sensitive information, systems and networks against emerging cyber threats. CSC’s cybersecurity capabilities include privacy and cybersecurity consulting, strikeforce, compliance, system design, and integration and forensics training. 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 & 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.