HP Strengthens Cyber Security Practice to Help Organizations Avoid Increasing Threats

November 11, 2010 by | Comments

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.

–(Hewlett-Packard News Releases)–

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