SOS International has won a competitive subcontract by Verizon to create a new security operations center and advanced cyber incident response capability for the U.S. Army. This is part of a Verizon-led pilot to provide enterprise IT-as-a-service to Army customers worldwide.
“We’ve been a long-term partner of the Army in meeting our nation’s cyber-defense objectives,” said Josh Zloba, SOSi vice president for IT solutions. “We pride ourselves on providing exceptional and reliable IT and cybersecurity services to more than 500,000 users on a 24x7x365 basis and keeping our customers’ critical, high-value systems secure through vigilance and proactive engagement with our partners in the cyber arena.”
The SOSi team is launching the effort to first support Ft. Polk, Louisiana. Under the subcontract, SOSi’s Cyber Incident Response Team responds virtually to critical cyber threats to Army systems. The team will serve as the single point of contact for cyber reporting for all EITaaS data centers, and will coordinate with other EITaaS team members and Army units to mitigate cyber threats to Army operations quickly.
“Ensuring the integrity of the U.S. Army’s networks is imperative to the security of the military and our nation,” said SOSi President and CEO Julian Setian. “This contract is the next evolutionary step in SOSi’s 14-year history of securing Army networks and data.”
Verizon’s EITaaS environment enables Army IT services to be standardized, consolidated and virtualized. The Army can implement software services and hardware configurations to meet mission needs, and critical security patches can be pushed across a network instantly.