Leading Intelligence Services’ CIO Joins CSC as Director, Cybersecurity in the U.K.
News Release -- January 10, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 10 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) has named Nick Hopkinson director of Cybersecurity within its U.K. business. Hopkinson will lead the U.K. cybersecurity practice whose mission is to reduce client risks and protect their enterprises from the increase in cyber attacks.
“Our clients want to be confident that their information and network systems are protected,” said Samuel S. Visner, CSC’s vice president and global lead executive for Cybersecurity. “Under Nick’s leadership, CSC will work closely with its clients to develop or improve their technology roadmaps, mitigate their security risks, and ensure their enterprise is protected.”
Before joining CSC, Hopkinson spent much of his career in the U.K. intelligence and security community. He was responsible for significant operations and policy delivery functions before becoming director of programs, and then Chief Information Officer of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
For six years he was a member of the GCHQ Board, where he led major programs that transformed the operational technology base of the organization and modernized the information technology services function. Hopkinson successfully introduced several new industry partners to drive technology and IT delivery, and supplied significant improvements in the capability and performance of the business.
As CIO for GCHQ, he operated at the most senior levels in the U.K. government in the defense and security sectors, as well as in the wider government CIO community, where he had overall responsibility for the GCHQ contribution and a number of programs and projects in other government departments. In his most recent role, as director general for Information Security and Assurance, Hopkinson led the development of a new Information Assurance Strategy for CESG, an organization that provides security and risk certifications and assessments for U.K. government departments and other private sector organizations. In addition, he made significant contributions to the development of the broader government cybersecurity and information assurance strategies.
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; forensics and ethical hacking; compliance; system design and integration; and cyber forensics training. For more information on its comprehensive cybersecurity solutions, go to www.csc.com/cybersecurity.
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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 October 1, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.