Press Release:

HP Expands North American Security Consulting Practice

Employees from Internet Security Advisors Group Join HP Consulting

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) today unveiled an expanded HP North American Security Consulting Practice to help customers operate securely and successfully in today's ever-changing and challenging business environment.

As an added dimension to the HP Global Security Consulting Practice, the goal of the North American practice is to help organizations develop an appropriate level of security based on their business requirements. Due to concerns about privacy, fraud and hacking, security is vitally important to American businesses today. HP brings more than a decade of experience in securing global business assets, an award-winning portfolio of services and the latest technologies to its clients.

To enhance its security consulting capabilities further, HP recently completed a hiring program with leading boutique security consulting firm Internet Security Advisors Group. The firm's former chief executive officer, Ira Winkler, has joined HP as chief strategist for the HP North American Security Consulting Practice. Winkler is an influential leader in the security field and the author of several popular books on information security.

HP's expansion also includes the creation of a security services center that will provide state-of-the-art research capabilities, penetration testing capabilities, and assessment resources to proactively strengthen client infrastructure security on an ongoing basis. The center is located in Bellevue, Wash., and is scheduled to open in November. The security services center builds on the success of a similar HP center opened in Hong Kong last year.

"With a proven track record in information security, combined with a holistic view of people, processes and technology, HP has the expertise to manage complex enterprise security engagements," said Lois Boliek, practice principal, HP North American Security Consulting Practice.

The North American practice is providing both defined and customized offerings that can be purchased as stand-alone engagements or enterprise security solutions, or integrated into HP's overall e-services offerings. These offerings include:

  • Security awareness seminars, discovery workshops and assistance with security strategy and policy development;
  • Risk mitigation services, including risk and vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, information security risk assessment, security infrastructure assessment, firewall functionality assessment, telecom access assessment and wireless access assessment;
  • Infrastructure services, including security architecture design, host hardening, product recommendations, IT management for security and security product implementation and integration;
  • Security integration services, including PKI, portal solutions, authentication and authorization, wireless solutions, smart card integration, directory services and Internet data center security;
More information about the HP North American Security Consulting Practice is available at

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