CSC Strengthens UK Cybersecurity Expertise
News Release -- February 22, 2011
Symantec U.K. security experts accelerate the growth of CSC's U.K. cybersecurity business
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 22 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has taken on the majority of staff from Symantec's U.K. Government Consulting business, Symantec-LIRIC, further expanding its cybersecurity business and capabilities in the U.K. In addition to bringing on senior security consultants and technology experts, CSC now has access to an increased contractor resource pool and has taken on full delivery responsibility for the range of projects that were active at the point of transfer. The most significant of these is the delivery of Security Operations Center (SOC) services for a large central U.K. Government department.
The transitioned employees have joined CSC's global cybersecurity organization. This move strengthens CSC’s ability to offer a comprehensive set of security advisory and engineering solutions and services for clients in the region.
The initial focus of the U.K. cybersecurity team is on cloud protection, protective monitoring and response, and security advisory and compliance. CSC now offers clients enhanced tailored offerings to define a roadmap for reducing their enterprise security risk and provides the security engineering services and solutions to execute the change. This, together with the strong partnerships CSC has in place with leading security solutions providers, offers clients a single trusted partner for cybersecurity.
“The addition of these accomplished experts significantly increases CSC’s capacity to serve the U.K. Government market, as well as those companies who look to apply world-class solutions to their information system vulnerabilities. It also accelerates the development of our cybersecurity expertise in the U.K.,” said Samuel S. Visner, CSC vice president and cyber lead executive. “As dependence on cyber-protection activities grows, CSC is uniquely positioned to help businesses and government agencies protect their assets and trust the information that technology provides. Symantec's U.K.-based professionals strengthen CSC’s ability to bring the full range of global cybersecurity solutions to clients throughout EMEA.”
CSC’s cybersecurity offerings include vulnerability analysis and penetration testing, data loss prevention services, a full range of managed security services, a global cyber strike-force to respond to cybersecurity incidents, cyber forensics training and analysis, Common Criteria Test Laboratories in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East, and a worldwide infrastructure of Security Operations Centers. CSC’s nearly 2,000 cyber professionals serve commercial clients and public sector enterprises in the United States and overseas, including civilian departments and agencies, and defense organizations.
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 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.