|By Business Wire||
|December 2, 2013 12:30 PM EST||
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been named a finalist in the 2014 SC Magazine Awards for exemplary professional leadership in information technology (IT) security. The Exelis Information Security Risk Management (ISRM) team was acknowledged as a contender for the Best Security Team in the Professional Award category. The winners will be announced February 25, 2014 at the SC Awards ceremony in San Francisco.
“Exelis was nominated for this award based on our security team’s hard work and dedication in building a solid IT security program,” said Bobby Ford, chief information security officer at Exelis. “The team’s collaborative efforts are a driving force in carrying out our mission of continually enhancing the security posture of the organization.”
The Exelis ISRM team fundamentally enhanced the security posture of the organization, with a focus on driving industry-leading security practices and continuous process optimization and automation to enable an overall reduction in cost and impact to the business. Divided into several functional units, the team focused on proactively identifying and reacting to emerging cyber threats, and to quickly and efficiently respond to any potential threats to the corporation.
The Best Security Team award acknowledges companies for executing and managing an exceptionally strong security program. The SC Awards, now in their 17th year, set the standard for excellence for IT security professionals and products that address security threats in today’s corporate world. The annual awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals, while recognizing achievement and technical excellence.
“Each year, the SC Awards program benchmarks the achievements of the top IT security professionals in the industry,” said Illena Armstrong, editor at SC Magazine. “This is an event like no other. It gives solution providers and vendors an opportunity to connect with the who’s who of IT security in a unique setting, while being recognized as one of the ‘best-of-the-best’ in the industry.”
Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems, logistics and technical services; and we are focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Exelis employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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