Company Earns Microsoft Award for Security Excellence
PLANO, Texas, Feb. 26 /CNW/ -- EDS today announced it was recently
honored at the Microsoft Chief Security Officer (CSO) Summit with a 2008
Excellence in Security Award for outstanding business achievements. EDS
received recognition in the category of Overall Security.
The Excellence in Security Awards recognized industry leaders for the
planning, implementation and management of security programs for their
organization to significantly improve their company's security posture.
The 2008 Excellence in Security Awards were presented in four categories.
EDS was selected in Overall Security because of its success in creating and
implementing a program as part of its overall corporate security initiative.
"I am excited to recognize EDS and its security initiatives as part of
the 2008 Excellence in Security Awards," said Bret Arsenault, general manager
and chief security advisor, U.S. National Security Team, Microsoft. "Its
business initiatives exemplify the key tenets of risk management, and by
recognizing those accomplishments, we are able to highlight the initiatives as
industry-recognized best practices."
Security is a priority for EDS, from safeguarding its enterprise to
protecting its clients' data. EDS leverages the best technologies, processes
and tools to enable companies and governments to do business in a secure and
compliant environment, while protecting the privacy of their employees,
customers and other constituents. EDS uses a business-oriented, holistic
approach to security, engineering it into every aspect of its operations,
planning, culture and portfolio of offerings.
"This achievement validates EDS' continuous commitment to providing
secure solutions and protecting our customers' data," said Bryan Palma, vice
president, EDS Global Information Security. "It is a global commitment that
goes beyond technology safeguards and encompasses every aspect of our work --
people, systems, networks, applications and business processes -- to help our
clients worry less about information risk management and concentrate on their
EDS is responsible for securing the most critical information technology
and assets for governments and corporations around the world. With more than
2,500 security and privacy professionals, EDS helps our clients stay ahead of
the changing threat landscape by using leading-edge intelligence and resources
to design, configure, deploy and reduce risk with secure, compliant solutions.
EDS manages more than nine million user accounts and secures one million
applications and 2.5 billion lines of code globally.
EDS (NYSE: EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
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