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SSH Communications Security Competes in Second Phase of ENISA Cyber Europe 2014 Exercises

2014-11-17

Company Ranks Top Ten in Europe During First Cyber Attack Preparedness Competition in Spring 2014

HELSINKI and WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 17, 2014 – With the rate of data security breaches exploding across all industries and regions, it is increasingly critical for enterprises, governments and research institutions to work together to develop unified methods of defense against cyber attacks. SSH Communications Security today announced that it has completed the second phase in a series of competitions designed by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) to test procedures against a life-like, large-scale, cyber security scenario. To learn more about the project and its work, visit: http://tiny.cc/9lixox

It is imperative that organizations across industries and sectors work together to respond to cyber attacks. SSH Communication Security’s participation in the Cyber Europe 2014 is significant for a number of reasons:

  • Cyber Europe 2014 (CE2014) involves more than 200 organizations from 29 EU and EFTA countries and takes place simultaneously in all 28 European member states.
  • 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 during the first phase of the exercise in Spring 2014.
  • The second phase of the exercise included participants from public and private sectors, including cyber security agencies, national computer emergency response teams, ministries, telecommunication companies, energy companies, financial institutions and Internet service providers.

SUPPORTING QUOTE:

Harri Koponen, CEO, SSH Communications Security, said:

“Sophisticated cyber crises are occurring on a larger scale and are more transnational. It is important that key information security players in Europe can test and practice their communication and procedures together. Our participation in the operational portion of CE2014 demonstrates SSH Communication Security’s commitment to security and provided us an opportunity to test communication within EU and EFTA member states with other top security experts.”

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.