Cigital Announces Acquisition Of Consciere

Consciere’s services include information security management consulting

June 9, 2011

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DULLES, VA, June 8, 2011—Leading software security services provider Cigital Inc., today announced the acquisition of Consciere, a leading regional information risk management firm co-founded by Joel Scambray and Kevin Rich. Consciere’s services include information security management consulting, technical assessment and remediation, and staff augmentation. The acquisition strengthens Cigital's reach in the US West coast to include the Northwest, and expands Cigital’s capabilities in support of a global customer base.

“Even as Cigital expands service delivery throughout the world, we continue to focus plenty of attention on the thriving US market which continues to be an essential component of our growth strategy,” said John Wyatt, CEO of Cigital. “Together with Consciere we will expand our presence in the Northwest and broaden our existing software security services.”

Cigital’s acquisition of Consciere brings together two formidable thought leaders in security. Consciere co-founder Joel Scambray co-authored the best selling security book series Hacking Exposed. Cigital CTO Dr. Gary McGraw has authored twelve books, including best selling titles Exploiting Software and Software Security. Together, Cigital and Consciere will provide improved services to their combined customer lists and continue to assist them in making informed risk management decisions. Consciere is currently headquartered in Seattle, and serves clients throughout the US and Canada. Cigital has six offices throughout the world, including Washington, D.C., New York, London, Amsterdam, Santa Clara, and India.

"I’m very excited to combine Consciere’s capabilities and strong regional presence with Cigital’s deep technical bench, seasoned operations, and global reach,” said Joel Scambray, CEO, Consciere. “As I have watched computer security evolve and change over the last two decades, Cigital has clearly led the way in software security, helping CISO’s design, plan, and execute enterprise software security initiatives. I look forward to continuing to serve our customers with the greatly enhanced capabilities of the joined organizations."

With this acquisition, Joel will continue to manage the Northwest, providing Consciere clients with a broad range of Cigital services aimed at building security in. Cigital will continue its expansion in the West and broaden its thought leadership capabilities. About Cigital

Cigital, Inc. is the leading software security consulting firm in the world. Established in 1992, Cigital plans and implements initiatives that help organizations ensure their applications are secure and reliable while also improving how they build and deploy software. Our recognized experts apply a combination of proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to meet each client's unique requirements. Cigital is headquartered outside Washington, D.C. with regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and India. For more information visit:

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