New CGI insider threat advisory services help government and private enterprise address critical cybersecurity issue

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Partnering with Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) announced an important new offering – delivering strategic advisory and implementation services to help global government and commercial clients address cybersecurity threats that come from trusted insiders, such as current employees, contractors or business partners.

In CGI's annual Voice of Our Clients program, 965 in-person interviews with commercial and government organizations around the world identified cybersecurity as a top 5 issue.  They stated that this threat is becoming increasingly important as they transform to customer-centric digital organizations. 

CGI's program enables global organizations to become more proactive in their approach to mitigating insider risks by focusing first on cultural and behavioral change so organizations and employees alike view seemingly normal, everyday actions of employees through an insider threat "lens." The program helps organizations analyze and correlate disparate data sources to uncover potential risks and threats.

"An active insider threat risk management program should be an integral part of security for every organization," said Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer, CGI.  "Emanating from our extensive work in the United States this critical capability is now available to companies and governments world-wide."

CGI helps clients integrate an improved security posture into their culture in light of today's ongoing security challenges. Insider threat program advisory services aid clients in defining a taxonomy for insider threat that reflects the organization's culture and operations, mapping their risk profile, and creating a playbook for response and mitigation. The program uses sophisticated methodologies and creates a governance model for ongoing program management. CGI provides a wide range of program implementation services, from Insider Threat Program Office setup to ongoing monitoring services.  Monitoring services can be provided as a managed service or on client premises.

As part of this program, CGI has been accepted as a Partner by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI). As an SEI Partner, CGI is licensed to provide official SEI services in Insider Threat Vulnerability assessments.

This program was first developed in the United States, which established standard procedures for expected insider threat requirements from the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), which defines standard procedures and requirements for all U.S. federal government contractors regarding classified information. 

About CGI
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, 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.

 

SOURCE CGI Group Inc.

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, lorne.gorber@cgi.com, +1 514-841-3355; Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, Global Communications, CGI, linda.odorisio@cgi.com, +1 703-267-8118

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