Cyber Security poses ongoing threat to Canadians: CGI clients leverage local and global security expertise to protect against

Cyber Security poses ongoing threat to Canadians: CGI clients leverage local 
and global security expertise to protect against
escalating risk 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, today announced the consolidation of
its security expertise and offerings in response to the rapidly
increasing risk security threats pose to Canadian business by
establishing a Security Centre of Excellence, located in Ottawa,
Ontario. The Security Centre of Excellence comprises over 200
security professionals, a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre and one
of three accredited security evaluation test centres in Canada. 
Working closely with CGI's UK and US security experts, this move
unifies CGI's security practice in Canada, creating a focal point for
all of CGI's national and local security services. The centre will
provide CGI's private and public sector clients with full access to
all of CGI's security capabilities and deep expertise no matter where
they are in Canada. The centre also creates a unified point for CGI's
multi-national security teams to support Canadian companies and
Canadian interests, in Canada and abroad.  
"Our clients are well supported locally, while being confident that
CGI has the international expertise to stay ahead of the global
nature of cyber threats," said Dominique Gagnon, Vice-President,
Security Services, CGI. "With over 200 security experts in Canada,
many with the highest level security clearance, it's our view that
well executed security practices are a business enabler for our
clients. There is no doubt that our ability to anticipate and combat
cyber threats is closely linked to peace of mind and profitability
for our clients." 
"CGI has been a trusted partner to the Canadian Payments Association
for over 20 years and we value the knowledge and expertise that CGI's
security team provides," said Nora Cox Director, Corporate Risk and
Security at Canadian Payments Association. "Millions of financial
transactions are made by Canadians every day and they rely on the CPA
to ensure that the over $170 billion dollars a day that are cleared
through our systems do so safely and securely so Canada can do
"The number, frequency and sophistication of these cyber incidents
are truly staggering, and they are unquestionably on the rise," said
John Proctor, Director, Cyber Security, CGI. "For example, CGI's
Security Operations Centre, at the heart of the Centre of Excellence,
protects some of Canada's largest corporations and deals with roughly
45 million potential cyber events per week, every week." 
With the cost of cyber attacks growing to $1.4B in 2012 in Canada,
clients are facing unprecedented risk not only to their bottom line,
but also to their reputation. As part of the Security Centre of
Excellence, CGI will continue to provide Security services, testing,
managed services and training for clients. 
About CGI  
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 71,000 members located in offices and
global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI
offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end
business and IT consulting, systems integration, application
development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a
wide range of proprietary solutions. Further to the recent
acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10
billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3
billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB)
and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: 
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President
Global Communications and Investor Relations
514 841-3355 
Carolyn Rouse
Director, Communications
416 304-7323
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