Sims to lead CGI's enterprise security policies, practices, and programs
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MONTRÉAL, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) today announced the hiring of Stanley L. Sims as Chief Security Officer. Mr. Sims most recently served as the Director of the Defense Security Service, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency responsible for securing the defense technological base and overseeing the protection of classified information residing with the DoD's ecosystem of industry partners.
In his new role, Sims will lead CGI's security enterprise policies, practices, and programs across the full spectrum of physical and cybersecurity activity.
"Security is part of everything we do at CGI," said Michael E. Roach, President and CEO, CGI. "Stan brings unrivalled insight and proven expertise in building modern security programs that help organizations continually close the gap between necessary technological innovation and risk preparedness."
"Security is top of mind for many organizations as they strive to remain competitive and meet the expectations of their stakeholders," added Stan Sims, Chief Security Officer, CGI. "Based on my experience, there's a heartbeat behind every security risk, so that requires a multi-dimensional solution that blends technology and people-focused programs. Over the past few years, I have worked with CGI executives and experts and have been impressed with their holistic view of security. I am now thrilled to join the CGI team to help shape its enterprise program and consult with clients around the world."
Mr. Sims was appointed the Director of the Defense Security Service by the U.S. Secretary of Defense in December 2010, a position he held until his retirement earlier this month. He also is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a decorated combat veteran with more than 30 years of distinguished public service in a variety of intelligence, security, and operations roles.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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