CSC Closes the Gap Between Security and IT Operations with ISecOps
CSC’s Managed Platform Combines Cybersecurity Operational Processes, Expert
Security Personnel and Workflow Automation to help Manage Incidents and Vulnerabilities with ServiceNow
TYSONS, Va., Feb. 21, 2017 – CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced an offering that integrates its security operations, threat intelligence, incident and vulnerability services with ServiceNow Security Operations on a single platform.
CSC’s Integrated Security Operations (ISecOps) offering helps clients deliver efficient security incident management, streamline remediation and clearly visualize their security state by extending the cloud-based IT service management capabilities of ServiceNow to security teams. The ISecOps platform combines CSC’s cybersecurity operational processes, specialized consulting and advanced workflows with ServiceNow to automate manual processes and prioritize threats, incidents and vulnerabilities based on their potential business impact.
“Incorporating ServiceNow Security Operations will bring enhanced integration, orchestration and automation to CSC’s Managed Security Services platform,” said Christina Richmond, IDC, program director, Worldwide Security Services. “This offering will create smoother coordination between a company’s SOC analysts, threat research teams and incident responders, and may shorten time to detection helping to break the kill chain earlier.
“This offering will also help the managed security service provider (MSSP) to collect and correlate more forms of data and to identify threat patterns more rapidly. In today’s complex environment, it is critical to provide the level-one triage team – both at the client and within the service provider – a playbook of step-by-step activities to guide them in combatting each event and incident in order to thwart a costly breach. Automation and orchestration is a key element in today’s more mature MSSP, which, according to IDC’s evaluation, CSC certainly is.”
“In the battle for cyber security, companies have a new weapon -- a structured response engine,” said Sean Convery, general manager of Security, ServiceNow. “By replacing the manual work patterns of the past with intelligent workflows of the future, CSC and ServiceNow are helping customers resolve threats based on the impact they pose to the organization.”
IDC believes the security as-a-service (SaaS) model is going to be an increasingly critical option for enterprises to source their security needs, according to the IDC MarketScape: “Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment.” The report named CSC as a MSS “leader” for the second time.
“Cybersecurity challenges extend beyond the traditional techniques of protecting the perimeter, patching end-points and monitoring for event based alerts across the enterprise,” Dan Hushon, CTO, vice president & general manager, Cybersecurity, CSC. “Today’s information security programs must evolve to become integrated across the IT landscape, intelligence-driven by analytics, context aware and automated.”
CSC’s internal IT department is driven by the same security challenges and threat landscape as its clients. ISecOps enables CSC’s incident response team to create visualizations of incident data, indicators of compromise and threat intelligence to better detect security breaches and manage incidents and vulnerabilities.
Clients in a wide range of sectors – from financial services to insurance, healthcare and manufacturing – can benefit from closing the remediation gap between security and IT operations in resolving critical threats with ISecOps:
- Reduce risk exposure, increase efficiency and enhance visibility;
- Identify risks faster and accelerate incident management;
- Streamline security and IT processes and improve collaboration cross the enterprise;
- View security posture with an integrated dashboard; and
- Leverage CSC Security Operations with global 24x7 support.
By combining CSC’s Managed Security Services and Fruition Partners ServiceNow implementation expertise and ServiceNow technology, CSC is uniquely positioned to provide clients with a complete security operations portfolio addressing their consulting, integration and managed services needs delivered through ISecOps.
CSC will showcase ISecOps at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Booth 2773.
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IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific Managed Security Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc# AP40939616, October 2016).
CSC (NYSE: CSC) leads clients on their digital transformation journeys. The company provides innovative next-generation technology services and solutions that leverage deep industry expertise, global scale, technology independence and an extensive partner community. CSC serves leading commercial and international public sector organizations throughout the world. CSC is a Fortune 500 company and ranked among the best corporate citizens. For more information, visit the company’s website to learn more about how Integrated Digital Service Management (IDSM) and the modern agile hybrid cloud platform empowers IT departments in today’s digital enterprise.