Jun 02 2014 08:00 am

SSH Communications Security Ranks Top Ten in Europe In Preparedness for Cyber Attacks

Company Among Top Contenders at Cyber Europe 2014 Exercises for “Preparedness for Cyber Attacks and Threats to Critical National Infrastructure”

HELSINKI and WALTHAM, Mass., June2, 2014 SSH Communications Security, known the world over as the inventor of the ubiquitous Secure Shell and SFTP protocols, today announced that the company ranked in the top ten of published scores of over 200 teams participating at the Cyber Europe 2014 (CE2014). The exercise was organized by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) to test emergency preparedness in the event of a cyber attack.

KEY FACTS:

  • CE2014 involved more than 200 organizations from 29 EU and EFTA countries, taking place simultaneously in all 28 European member states and included participants from diverse companies such as telecom giants and national secret services.
  • Teams competed to test the resilience of IT systems and response capacity in the event of a serious cross-border cybersecurity threat.
  • SSH Communications Security ranked number one out of the 14 groups from Finland invited to participate in the exercise, and fifth overall out of all competitors according to published results.

SUPPORTING QUOTE:

Tatu Ylönen, CEO, SSH Communications Security, said:

“Cyber crises are occurring on a larger scale and are growing more transnational. The rise of Big Data, the ‘Internet of Things’ and new online services are creating increased vulnerabilities. Large-scale information losses and breaches of user data have emerged as a top threat and concern for citizens. We have designed many of the critical communications security protocols used throughout the world, and are continuing our focus on providing trustworthy security solutions. Our leading results from the Cyber Europe 2014 exercise demonstrate our commitment to security.”

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About SSH Communications Security

Founded in 1995, SSH Communications Security is the company that invented the SSH protocol - the gold standard protocol for data-in-transit security solutions. Today, over 3,000 customers across the globe - including seven of the Fortune 10 - trust our Information Assurance Platform to secure the path to their information assets. We enable and enhance business for thousands of customers in multiple industries in the private and public sectors around the world. A fast-growing company, SSH Communications Security operates in the Americas, Europe, and APAC regions, with headquarters located in Helsinki, Finland. The company’s shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.