CGI and Aon partner to provide cyber insurance risk assessment services for Finnish companies

CGI and Aon partner to provide cyber insurance risk assessment services for 
Finnish companies 
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 09/03/14 --  CGI (NYSE:
GIB)(TSX: GIB.A) today announced that it is joining forces with
insurance expert Aon to provide cyber insurance risk assessment
services across Finland.  
Cyber insurance enables organizations to insure their valuable
intellectual capital and helps to protect themselves better against
business and reputational risks. The insured asset is typically a
mission-critical control system that, if crippled, may result in
significant business damage. Cyber insurance also covers loss or
damage in the case of industrial espionage, which happens when an
outsider gains unauthorized access to confidential business plans or
research results. 
"Cyber insurance is becoming increasingly common in Finland because
today's digital world involves new types of threats that are not
covered by traditional insurance," said Jukka Jaakkola, a cyber
insurance specialist at Aon. "In today's business environment, there
are significant risks that threaten companies' information systems
and the operations that depend on them. These can be protected by
taking out a separate cyber insurance policy." 
Cyber insurance prices and deductibles are partly determined on the
basis of a risk assessment. In partnering with Aon, CGI will first
perform a technical cyber security analysis for each client, which
Aon will use to evaluate the client's business risks for insurance
planning and tendering purposes. On the basis of this analysis, the
client may decide to reduce its risks-and thus its insurance
premiums-before the insurance tendering process by bridging its
security gaps or improving control.  
"Investing in security usually pays itself back in reduced insurance
costs," noted Jan Mickos, director of cybersecurity for CGI in
Finland. "From the insurance company's viewpoint, a client company
can reduce its risks by, for example, using a cybersecurity
operations center that leverages the latest in technology and science
to monitor the online security of multiple companies, improving their
response readiness to exceptional situations. We have both commercial
and government clients around the world, using this kind of service.
We look forward to helping companies in Finland gain the same
business advantages." 
About CGI 
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global
clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe
and Asia Pacific, leveraging 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. With annual revenue in
excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19
billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).
About Aon 
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk
management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources
solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000
colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in
over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people
solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical
expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker,
best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, best
captives manager, and best employee benefits consulting firm by
multiple industry sources. Visit or for more
Investors and media
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications
and Investor Relations, CGI
+1 514-841-3355 
Local Media
Esa Luoto
Manager, Marketing and Communications, CGI
+358 50 380 5601 
Market information
Jan Mickos
Director, Cyber Security, CGI
+358 40 8478740 
Jukka Jaakkola
Chief Commercial Officer, Aon
+358 201 266 277
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