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EDS Recognized for Outstanding Business Achievement


Company Earns Microsoft Award for Security Excellence

PLANO, Texas – EDS today announced it was recently honored at the Microsoft Chief Security Officer (CSO) Summit with a 2008 Excellence in Security Award for outstanding business achievements. EDS received recognition in the category of Overall Security.

The Excellence in Security Awards recognized industry leaders for the planning, implementation and management of security programs for their organization to significantly improve their company’s security posture.

The 2008 Excellence in Security Awards were presented in four categories. EDS was selected in Overall Security because of its success in creating and implementing a program as part of its overall corporate security initiative.

“I am excited to recognize EDS and its security initiatives as part of the 2008 Excellence in Security Awards,” said Bret Arsenault, general manager and chief security advisor, U.S. National Security Team, Microsoft. “Its business initiatives exemplify the key tenets of risk management, and by recognizing those accomplishments, we are able to highlight the initiatives as industry-recognized best practices.”

Security is a priority for EDS, from safeguarding its enterprise to protecting its clients’ data. EDS leverages the best technologies, processes and tools to enable companies and governments to do business in a secure and compliant environment, while protecting the privacy of their employees, customers and other constituents. EDS uses a business-oriented, holistic approach to security, engineering it into every aspect of its operations, planning, culture and portfolio of offerings.

“This achievement validates EDS’ continuous commitment to providing secure solutions and protecting our customers’ data,” said Bryan Palma, vice president, EDS Global Information Security. “It is a global commitment that goes beyond technology safeguards and encompasses every aspect of our work – people, systems, networks, applications and business processes – to help our clients worry less about information risk management and concentrate on their core operations.”

EDS is responsible for securing the most critical information technology and assets for governments and corporations around the world. With more than 2,500 security and privacy professionals, EDS helps our clients stay ahead of the changing threat landscape by using leading-edge intelligence and resources to design, configure, deploy and reduce risk with secure, compliant solutions. EDS manages more than nine million user accounts and secures one million applications and 2.5 billion lines of code globally.


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