CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced it has been approved by CESG, the UK Government's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance to perform Tailored Assurance Scheme (CTAS), Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) security evaluations and CESG Assured Services (CAS). CGI is the only accredited test lab in the UK that is currently able to perform Common Criteria, CTAS CPA evaluations along with CAS.
Andrew Rogoyski, head of cyber security at CGI in the UK, said, "CGI has 30 years experience in providing cyber security test and evaluation services to government and commercial clients, as part of our broad cyber security portfolio. We have one of the UK's leading teams of CLAS consultants & Check Penetration Testers and this latest accreditation demonstrates our deep expertise in this area. Cyber security threats to all organisations are growing rapidly and it is of increasing importance that UK organisations evaluate their technologies to prove that they are secure".
CESG commented, "CESG protects the vital interests of the UK by providing policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data, working in partnership with industry and academia. CGI has now been accredited to perform CTAS and CPA evaluations by virtue of meeting all the required qualifying criteria. These accreditations are vital in ensuring the public sector has access to services that can protect them from continually increasing cyber security threats."
CGI will offer the test and evaluation services for all public sector customers to ensure they offer the security provided to protect our national infrastructure and citizen data. CTAS is intended to provide assurance for a wide range of HM Government, Ministry of Defence, Critical National Infrastructure and public sector customers procuring IT systems, products and services, ranging from simple software components to national infrastructure networks. The CPA scheme was introduced nearly two years ago by CESG as a UK specific scheme to evaluate commercial security products for use by government, the wider public sector and industry.
For over 30 years, CGI has been working at the heart of Government, understanding the evolving nature of the cyber security threats which impact public sector and commercial clients.The UK lab is part of CGI’s network of 3 test facilities, with the others being in Canada and the US. CGI is one of the very few companies to have three separate accredited security test facilities in different countries, providing global coverage. The test facilities are part of CGI’s global cyber security capability providing professional services and a suite of managed security services which are supported by nine Security Operation Centres around the globe. As the accredited testing authority for IT products CGI’s cyber security team has deep knowledge of available products and leverages that experience through security advice, solutions and services to clients.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 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 a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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