CSC Offers E-Security Study Tour for Senior Executives

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Sciences Corporation

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation
 (NYSE:   CSC) announced today that its 14th annual study tour, entitled
 "Preparing Executives for the Security Implications of E-Business," will take
 place May 20-25 in Washington, D.C.
     The tours, conducted by CSC's Research Services organization, are designed
 for CEO- and CIO-level attendees, and include speakers, site visits,
 discussions and networking opportunities.  Research Services is a global
 organization that explores and evaluates the latest information technology
 (IT) trends, technologies and best practices for competitive advantage.  Its
 staff has advised executive management for nearly 25 years.
     "Information security is no longer about building a fortress," said Cher
 Boespflug, senior researcher and leader of the upcoming tour.  "It's about
 maintaining the integrity of systems while enabling the openness required by
 e-business.  Security is a prime enabler of the new digital business model.
 You can't conduct e-business without e-security.  Security must be a core
 competency with the right balance of technology, policies and procedures, and
 education."
     Washington, D.C. was selected for the May tour because many of the
 companies that develop and use high-level security technologies are located
 there.  Additionally, many of the companies selected for the site visits are
 preparing to release new e-security solutions.
     Throughout the tour, CSC research experts will be available to help
 attendees use the knowledge gained to address issues and formulate information
 security plans.  "Our goal, as always, is to enrich the understanding and
 stimulate thinking that leads to innovative problem solving," said Boespflug.
 "In this specific case, that translates to participants finishing the tour and
 feeling prepared to manage the security risks associated with e-business."
     To date, the following companies and organizations are scheduled as stops
 for this year's tour:  Baltimore Technologies, Bank of America, Counterpane
 Internet Security, CSC's Global Information Security Services unit, CYCORP,
 Digital Signature Trust, E-Lock Technologies, F-Secure Corporation, Guardent,
 Keyware Technologies, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA),
 National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and CERT Coordination Center.
     "Our global participants like the tour format primarily because it adds
 context," said Boespflug.  "Seeing something work in its natural setting and
 having the opportunity to ask questions makes a big difference.  People also
 enjoy the informal nature of the event and the opportunity to discuss real
 challenges, trends and solutions with their peers and with our experts."
     To obtain more information or register for the tour, contact Jane Kingston
 at jkingsto@csc.com or visit www.cscresearchservices.com.
     CSC has more than 30 years of experience in information security working
 with large commercial and government clients.  Last month, CSC announced the
 formation of its new Global Information Security Services unit to meet the
 increasing demand for global enterprise-scale risk-management solutions and
 services.  The unit consists of more than 600 CSC information security
 experts, including 40 full-time "ethical hackers," supporting clients in
 Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia.  Services include
 consulting, architecture and integration, evaluation and assessment,
 deployment and operations, and training.
 
     About CSC Research Services
     Formed in 1976, CSC Research Services is a global network of experts who
 advise top executives on the business implications of IT and best practices
 for managing information systems groups.  To fulfill its mission, Research
 Services brings together some of the world's leading IT specialists, business
 practitioners and academics.  Clients represent such diverse industries as
 banking, insurance, transportation, oil, healthcare, utilities, retail,
 manufacturing and government.
 
     About CSC
     Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and
 IT services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic
 and operational results through the use of technology.  The company's success
 is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop
 innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business
 challenges.
     Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
 technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
 capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
 process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
 meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.  With more
 than 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of
 $10.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 29, 2000.  It is
 headquartered in El Segundo, California.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.csc.com.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Sciences Corporation
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Sciences Corporation
 (NYSE:   CSC) announced today that its 14th annual study tour, entitled
 "Preparing Executives for the Security Implications of E-Business," will take
 place May 20-25 in Washington, D.C.
     The tours, conducted by CSC's Research Services organization, are designed
 for CEO- and CIO-level attendees, and include speakers, site visits,
 discussions and networking opportunities.  Research Services is a global
 organization that explores and evaluates the latest information technology
 (IT) trends, technologies and best practices for competitive advantage.  Its
 staff has advised executive management for nearly 25 years.
     "Information security is no longer about building a fortress," said Cher
 Boespflug, senior researcher and leader of the upcoming tour.  "It's about
 maintaining the integrity of systems while enabling the openness required by
 e-business.  Security is a prime enabler of the new digital business model.
 You can't conduct e-business without e-security.  Security must be a core
 competency with the right balance of technology, policies and procedures, and
 education."
     Washington, D.C. was selected for the May tour because many of the
 companies that develop and use high-level security technologies are located
 there.  Additionally, many of the companies selected for the site visits are
 preparing to release new e-security solutions.
     Throughout the tour, CSC research experts will be available to help
 attendees use the knowledge gained to address issues and formulate information
 security plans.  "Our goal, as always, is to enrich the understanding and
 stimulate thinking that leads to innovative problem solving," said Boespflug.
 "In this specific case, that translates to participants finishing the tour and
 feeling prepared to manage the security risks associated with e-business."
     To date, the following companies and organizations are scheduled as stops
 for this year's tour:  Baltimore Technologies, Bank of America, Counterpane
 Internet Security, CSC's Global Information Security Services unit, CYCORP,
 Digital Signature Trust, E-Lock Technologies, F-Secure Corporation, Guardent,
 Keyware Technologies, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA),
 National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and CERT Coordination Center.
     "Our global participants like the tour format primarily because it adds
 context," said Boespflug.  "Seeing something work in its natural setting and
 having the opportunity to ask questions makes a big difference.  People also
 enjoy the informal nature of the event and the opportunity to discuss real
 challenges, trends and solutions with their peers and with our experts."
     To obtain more information or register for the tour, contact Jane Kingston
 at jkingsto@csc.com or visit www.cscresearchservices.com.
     CSC has more than 30 years of experience in information security working
 with large commercial and government clients.  Last month, CSC announced the
 formation of its new Global Information Security Services unit to meet the
 increasing demand for global enterprise-scale risk-management solutions and
 services.  The unit consists of more than 600 CSC information security
 experts, including 40 full-time "ethical hackers," supporting clients in
 Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia.  Services include
 consulting, architecture and integration, evaluation and assessment,
 deployment and operations, and training.
 
     About CSC Research Services
     Formed in 1976, CSC Research Services is a global network of experts who
 advise top executives on the business implications of IT and best practices
 for managing information systems groups.  To fulfill its mission, Research
 Services brings together some of the world's leading IT specialists, business
 practitioners and academics.  Clients represent such diverse industries as
 banking, insurance, transportation, oil, healthcare, utilities, retail,
 manufacturing and government.
 
     About CSC
     Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and
 IT services firms, helps clients in industry and government achieve strategic
 and operational results through the use of technology.  The company's success
 is based on its culture of working collaboratively with clients to develop
 innovative technology strategies and solutions that address specific business
 challenges.
     Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
 technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
 capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
 process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
 meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.  With more
 than 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of
 $10.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 29, 2000.  It is
 headquartered in El Segundo, California.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.csc.com.
 
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