SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley analytics software firm FICO today announced that it has been named a winner in the 2017 CSO50 Awards from IDG's CSO. The company was recognized for its next-generation application security program, which accelerates the delivery of robust, secure applications.
FICO was selected by a panel of independent judges consisting of security leaders, industry experts, and academics. Vickie Miller, vice president, chief information security officer, and Kiran Sharma, application security program manager, will accept the award on behalf of FICO at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on May 1-3, 2017, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Attackers routinely test the application layer for vulnerabilities, so it's critical to have confidence in the software that handles sensitive information and is used to make critical business decisions," said Vickie Miller. "Security is about risk management, and having a seamless process to automatically test and manage the security of an application through its lifecycle means we don't have to sacrifice security for speed and can demonstrate ROI."
Miller and her team developed a framework aimed at providing lifecycle visibility of all the software security initiatives for all FICO's solutions, across the company. The software empowers both product development and the security team to understand and manage security progress, and to benchmark security practice improvement against industry standards.
"The stakes have never been higher when it comes to protecting an organization's sensitive data from criminals and breach," said Joan Goodchild, editor-in-chief of CSO. "Security leaders are expected to not only deliver protection, but also to drive business initiatives. Our annual CSO50 awards recognize security projects that not only enhance defense, but that also deliver ROI."
Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards program recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading business risk management efforts within their organization. Awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards.
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 170 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.
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