CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), an innovator in broadband and communication technologies and services, today announced it has become a board member with the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE), a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the regional economy by promoting alignment and collaboration within the cyber community. Representing Viasat on the San Diego CCOE Board is
Jerry Goodwin, vice president of Viasat's
Secure Networking Systems division, whom assumes the position effective immediately.
"With every new data breach, it becomes increasingly evident that cybersecurity is a critical issue for today's enterprises," said RADM (Ret)
Ken Slaght, co-chair and president of San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence. "We are honored to have Viasat join our elite roster of San Diego CCOE Board Members, as Viasat brings a depth of accredited cybersecurity experience that will help us to further expand the region's knowledge in cybersecurity services, products and capabilities."
Viasat takes a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity from identifying potential cyber and physical security vulnerabilities to designing, developing and implementing secure network architectures. Viasat's combination of security by design, coupled with operational security discipline ensures its global customers can handle evolving cybersecurity threats. Viasat's cybersecurity services include: threat analysis, comprehensive network vulnerability assessment, cyber sensor implementation and deployment, mobile enterprise management, secure storage and hosting services, network encryption, visualization and monitoring services, and embedded security implementations.
"For decades, Viasat has held a strong position in the cybersecurity market, helping governments and commercial enterprises worldwide operate large-scale, secure communications networks," said
Jerry Goodwin. "By joining the San Diego CCOE Board of Directors we are helping to build San Diego's presence as a cybersecurity innovation hub that accelerates how organizations can deploy trusted, resilient cybersecurity systems."
As a member of CCOE, Viasat joins a collection of world-class cyber companies with operations in San Diego such as Qualcomm, FICO, Lockton Insurance, ESET, Sentek Global and the United States Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).
About The Cyber Center of Excellence
The Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) is a non-profit that supplies the leadership and fosters collaboration, to establish San Diego as a worldwide center for cybersecurity products and services. Working together to build programs that promote cyber best practices among the key economic pillars of our community, and by promoting talent acquisition, retention and development, the CCOE aims to make San Diego a magnet for an industry that already provides 13,000 jobs and invests $1.5 billion into the San Diego region.
Viasat engineers creative ways to connect people to new communication applications with networking systems and services that enable a fast, cost-efficient, secure, and high-performance connection to virtually any location. The Company offers Exede® high-speed internet and broadband services in North America; worldwide mobile satellite services, including global tracking and messaging as well as high-speed in-flight internet; satellite broadband networking systems; Wi-Fi and other hotspot operations, support, and management systems; network-centric military communication systems for the U.S. and allied governments; cybersecurity; and communication system design. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Viasat employs more than
3,400 people worldwide in the areas of technology development, customer service, and network operations. For more information, please visit Viasat at www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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