Citicus ONE - the information risk management tool from UK-based Citicus received a major industry award at this week's Infosecurity 2003 event. Simon Oxley, managing director of Citicus was presented with the prestigious Editor's Award at the SC Magazine Dinner in the Park Lane Hilton in London. The SC Magazine Awards are the leading information security accolades voted for by readers or selected by the expert panel of judges.
Citicus managing director, Simon Oxley receiving the SC Magazine award from Editor Ron Condon and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky.
The highly-valued Editor's Award gives special recognition to an innovative new product, company or individual. In making the presentation, SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Ron Condon said: "We took suggestions from members of the editorial team on both sides of the Atlantic and also sought the opinions of our independent product reviewers. There were many worthy candidates with highly innovative and effective technologies. In the end, we decided to give the Editor's Award to a British company, Citicus.
"Citicus ONE's function is to help company managements focus their efforts and investments where they will be most effective and where they can drive down risk. In this respect, we felt, it tackles one of the most fundamental challenges of the information security profession today, which is to prove a return on investment."
The award reinforces Citicus ONE's position as the world's most advanced tool for managing information risk. Developed with help from 15 of the world's top companies including Motorola, Standard Bank of South Africa and ST Microelectronics, Citicus ONE helps key decision makers to fully analyse and understand information risk so that they can focus investment and resources where they are most needed.
Based on the Information Security Forum's well-proven FIRM (Fundamental Information Risk Management) methodology for managing information risk, Citicus ONE gathers data through easy-to-complete scorecards that measure the risk status of business applications and e-commerce initiatives, computer installations, networks and systems development activities. The web-based software is fully-compliant with BS7799-Part 2 and can be installed on an organisation's intranet or accessed as a managed service that is hosted by Citicus.
"We are all delighted to receive this important award that gives recognition to the effort put in by Citicus and its launch partners to create a solution to the increasing problem of information risk management," said Simon Oxley, managing director of Citicus. "With greater threats from hackers, viruses and terrorists and the growing impact of corporate governance initiatives such as Turnbull and Basel II, organisations are under a lot of pressure to be more proactive in managing the risk of their IT systems."
Other award winners at the ceremony included PGP, Symantec, RSA and Check Point.
For more information, contact:
Simon Oxley, Marco Kapp or Sian Alcock, Citicus Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 7203 8405