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Gallagher strengthens cyber focus as authorized CVE Numbering Authority

By Gov CIO Outlook | Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Global security technology leader, Gallagher, has become the first New Zealand organization across all industries to be authorized as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA). In becoming a CNA, Gallagher demonstrates a level of maturity in cyber security and a commitment to communicating vulnerability information to customers.

The CVE program is the international standard for identifying and naming cyber security vulnerabilities and is sponsored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“As a provider of high security solutions for the U.S. Federal market, ensuring our customers have the information they need to protect themselves against cyber threats is a high priority for us,” says Scott Elliott, Gallagher’s Vice President for the Americas. “We have a strong focus on the security of security, with a dedicated cyber security research, development, and testing team, and a security review program that includes internal and external penetration testing to ensure systems are hardened and secure.”

Chris Levendis, CVE Board Member for the MITRE Corporation, said, “Adding Gallagher Group LTD. further expands the CVE program’s reach into New Zealand, and is consistent with the program’s expansion internationally. We applaud Gallagher’s commitment to security and want to warmly welcome them as they join the CVE Program as a CVE Numbering Authority. The CVE Program looks forward to partnering with Gallagher going forward as we collectively maintain our commitment to improving security. Welcome aboard Gallagher!”

Gallagher joins 132 organizations from 22 other countries authorized to assign CVE IDs to vulnerabilities affecting product within their scope. Other CNAs include the likes of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix.

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