Cigital Announces Year End 2001 Results; Company Maintains Profitability, Signs Thirteen New Clients.DULLES, Va. -- Cigital, Inc. today announced continued profitability during the year 2001. The Company -- the leading provider of Software Risk Management solutions that help companies protect themselves from the business risks of software failure -- signed 13 new clients, performed 12 follow-on engagements and entered into two alliance partnerships. Its research division, Cigital Labs, was awarded funding by NSA NSA
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2001 saw Cigital named to the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Fast 50 for the third consecutive year and ranked among Virginia Business Magazine's Fantastic 50 for the fourth consecutive year. Cigital also received an outstanding achievement award from the Commonwealth of Virginia for its success on a Department of Defense software assurance research project.
The 13 new clients signed by Cigital in 2001 include such industry leaders as Pfizer Health Solutions, MasterCard International, WMS Gaming WMS Gaming, Inc. is a subsidiary of WMS Industries, Inc, which manufactures casino slot machines. The company is credited with the introduction of 5 reel video slot machines to the world-wide market, and WMS Gaming is also well known for their manufacture of pinball machines. , Motorola, Barclays, Chapdelaine and Schlumberger. Follow-on engagements were performed for Raytheon and Agile Software, among others. Cigital provides these clients and other Global 1000 firms with its advanced, field-proven methodologies, proprietary technologies and specialized expertise in identifying, mitigating and managing software-induced business risks. The Company also entered into alliance partnerships with Counterpane Internet Security ''This article or section is being rewritten at
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"While the tragic events of September 11th further compounded the technology sector downturn, Cigital was able to weather the storm, maintaining profitability and adding an impressive array of new clients. These firms -- and a growing number of their competitors -- are increasingly realizing the critical role that secure, reliable and available software plays in their success ... or failure," said Jeffery Payne, Cigital's president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . "Adding such business leaders to our stable of clients and helping them protect their bottom lines from the severe consequences of software failure certainly positions Cigital for another outstanding year in 2002."
Cigital significantly strengthened its senior management team in 2001 by promoting John Bowman to vice president of product management and Gary McGraw, Ph.D. to chief technical officer and by naming Terrie Rollins as vice president of consulting and Ed McComas as vice president of sales. Cigital experts published two books in 2001: Security & Privacy for E-Business (John Wiley & Sons), authored by former Vice President of Research Anup Ghosh, Ph.D. and Building Secure Software (Addison-Wesley), co-authored by CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. McGraw. In addition, Cigital Co-Founder and Chief Scientist Jeffrey Voas, Ph.D. was appointed to Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) 1998 Standards Technical Panel and NATO's Task Group on Validation, Verification, and Certification of Embedded Systems. The Company also expanded its operations with the establishment of an office in Los Angeles.
In October 2001, Cigital announced the discovery of a means by which attackers can penetrate, monitor and manipulate data on traditional wired networks by accessing the system through its wireless sub-network. The Company then introduced its Wireless Vulnerability Assessment solution, which ensures that a company's wireless environment is configured and secured in a manner that best protects against malicious attacks on essential software applications.
Headquartered in Northern Virginia with additional offices in Boston and Los Angeles, Cigital is the leading authority and industry visionary on Software Risk Management (SRM (1) (Storage Resource Management) The management of the storage resources in an organization in order to avoid duplication of files and to determine space utilization across all servers. ). Founded in 1992 on the simple, compelling premise that software must work, Cigital helps companies identify, analyze and reduce the business risks of software failure, making their business operations and products more reliable, safe and secure. The Company delivers consulting services based on the Cigital Advantage(SM), a proprietary methodology for full lifecycle SRM that is grounded in research and proven in practice. The constant innovation of its world-renowned Cigital Labs keeps Cigital at the forefront of software development and deployment, helping to solve the problems that affect businesses today and anticipate and avoid potential future trouble spots. Cigital helps companies take control of their software risks so they can take charge of their business operations. Learn more about Cigital on the Web at http://www.cigital.com/ .
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