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HP Strengthens Cyber Security Practice to Help Organizations Avoid Increasing Threats


PALO ALTO, Calif., --

HP Enterprise Services today named key leaders to its U.S. Public Sector Cybersecurity Practice, bolstering its strategic direction and helping to deliver solutions that meet the complex needs of U.S. government clients.

Practice leadership now includes U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Betsy Hight as vice president of Cybersecurity Practice. Hight brings deep experience to HP from previously serving as vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and deputy commander of Joint Task Force Global Network Operations.

Ed Keegan, U.S. Air Force Colonel (Ret.), will serve as director of Defense Cybersecurity Strategies. Keegan’s defense security experience includes running network operations and security for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command.

Dr. Tim Gibson will serve as director of Cybersecurity Capability Development. Gibson was formerly program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he focused on improving network performance and security, multilevel security solutions for coalition operations and efficiently delivering content to deployed units.

Al Kinney, U.S. Navy Commander (Ret.), will serve as director of Defense Cybersecurity Capabilities. Prior to joining HP, Kinney helped grow a line of cyberwarfare business for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and managed relationships between the National Security Agency and Navy commands.

“In support of our commitment to protect our government clients’ information and infrastructure, we are strengthening our Cybersecurity Practice and continuing to develop enhanced command and control capabilities,” said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP’s Cybersecurity Practice provides the leadership expertise and in-depth understanding of our clients’ unique mission challenges and requirements.”

HP’s Cybersecurity Practice delivers strategic, comprehensive cybersecurity capabilities that help government organizations anticipate, overcome and reduce security threats, risks and vulnerabilities in support of their mission objectives. With experience in public sector and commercial IT security and networking domains, HP provides effective security solutions that include HP and partner technologies and services.

HP has provided support services to government agencies for more than 45 years, building, integrating, securing and operating some of the most complex environments in the world, while enabling agency effectiveness, securing the exchange of information and ensuring citizen privacy.

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