According to SAIC Sector President Doug Wagoner, one of Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) top priorities is to help clients anticipate and respond to cybersecurity threats in today’s hyper-connected world.
The McLean-based company is continuing to expand into the cybersecurity market, an area it says will grow annually at 10 percent over the next three years.
“SAIC has a legacy of protecting computers, networks, programs, and critical information from unintended or unauthorized access, change, or destruction,” said Wagoner. “The integration of cloud and mobile technologies with traditional infrastructures brings advanced complexity to cybersecurity. Couple that with increased cyber threats from around the globe and there is a real need to have a partner on the forefront of cyber to address constantly adapting threats.”
SAIC has a cyber team that is 350 professionals strong, providing intelligence, data security and cyber support to the federal government, as well as to commercial, state and local entities. Their focus on data security, vulnerabilities assessment and risk mitigation include trained vulnerability discovery teams with Global Information Assurance Certification-Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) “white hat” ethical hackers and more.
“SAIC’s long history with enabling highly secure data platforms makes us ideally suited to help customers adopt next-generation cybersecurity solutions to protect today’s enterprise,” said Charles Onstott, SAIC vice president of Cyber, Cloud, and Data Sciences. As cyber-attacks increase in sophistication, enterprises must revisit their cybersecurity processes and tool implementations to ensure they can protect themselves. We can help customers move from constantly reacting to cyber-attacks to a much more proactive stance.”
SAIC offers cybersecurity services spanning three areas, including cybersecurity consulting, engineering and operations. Through its consulting services, SAIC helps customers identify and mitigate risks; its cybersecurity engineering services help customers develop and secure resilient software and systems; and its cybersecurity operations services protect customers from emerging cyber threats.
“We are harnessing our cybersecurity capabilities to provide customers an integrated offering that will be formally launched later this summer,” said Onstott. “That offering optimizes existing customer infrastructure to implement an enhanced security posture, utilizing non-intrusive cybersecurity assessment tools coupled with a scalable mitigation processes.”
When clients want ongoing cybersecurity management specifically suited to their requirements, SAIC provides security-as-a-service through its security operations center (SOC) or professionally certified security experts who can work within a customer’s existing infrastructure.
“SAIC manages some of the most complex and mission critical global networks. We utilize our cyber experience to help protect those heterogeneous infrastructures and we have the flexibility to work within customers’ existing processes to maximize results,” added Wagoner. “Helping our clients anticipate and respond to cybersecurity threats in this hyper-connected world is one of our top priorities. If it has an IP address, SAIC can leverage our technologies to enable the secure environment that our customers rely upon.”