April 2, 2013
Cyber security poses ongoing threat to Canadians
OTTAWA – CGI is consolidating its security expertise and offerings in response to the rapidly increasing risk security threats pose to Canadian business by establishing a Security Centre of Excellence, located in Ottawa. The Security Centre of Excellence comprises over 200 security professionals, a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre and one of three accredited security evaluation test centres in Canada.
Working closely with CGI's UK and US security experts, this move unifies CGI's security practice in Canada, creating a focal point for all of CGI's national and local security services. The centre will provide CGI's private and public sector clients with full access to all of CGI's security capabilities and deep expertise no matter where they are in Canada. The centre also creates a unified point for CGI's multi-national security teams to support Canadian companies and Canadian interests, in Canada and abroad.
With the cost of cyber attacks growing to $1.4B in 2012 in Canada, clients are facing unprecedented risk not only to their bottom line, but also to their reputation. As part of the Security Centre of Excellence, CGI will continue to provide Security services, testing, managed services and training for clients.
"The number, frequency and sophistication of these cyber incidents are truly staggering, and they are unquestionably on the rise," said John Proctor, Director, Cyber Security, CGI. "For example, CGI's Security Operations Centre, at the heart of the Centre of Excellence, protects some of Canada's largest corporations and deals with roughly 45 million potential cyber events per week, every week."