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CSO magazine recognizes OCLC among best for information security management

DUBLIN, Ohio, USA, 4 February 2013—OCLC has received a CSO40 Award from IDG's CSO magazine for its information security initiatives in support of all OCLC products and services used by member libraries worldwide.

CSO magazine, the premier publication for security-related news and best practices, sponsors awards for organizations that are using security technologies in innovative ways. In 2013, CSO is recognizing 40 projects that have delivered groundbreaking value through the creative application of risk and security concepts.

"This year's honorees have created outstanding security projects and initiatives that have truly resulted in positive long-lasting outcomes for their organizations,” said Derek Slater, CSO Editor in Chief.

"Ensuring security for our services is critical to our global strategy," said Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO. "We must comply with security and privacy regulations for libraries in 170 countries on six continents at the same time that we ensure the integrity and security of data in our online services. We at OCLC are pleased that CSO magazine has recognized our efforts and places us among the leaders in information security management."

"We continue to enhance the technology and processes used for delivery of our products and services to ensure the highest levels of security, performance and reliability as well as low operating costs," said Gene Oliver, Vice President, OCLC Global Systems and Information Technology. "OCLC's information security management effort involves staff in 10 countries, five data centers and more than 50 products and services. We appreciate this recognition."

In February 2012, OCLC obtained ISO 27001 certification for information security management, which recognizes compliance with privacy frameworks, data security and standardized quality procedures. The certification confirms that OCLC is meeting a recognized international standard for security management. This standard recognizes OCLC’s capability to manage information security related to IT infrastructure and data center management. ISO 27001 certification complements OCLC’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification.

A list of all CSO40 Awards recipients is available on the CSO40 website. Honorees will be acknowledged at the CSO40 Security Confab + Awards conference, April 2-3, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the CSO40 Awards
Starting in 2013, the CSO40 Awards recognizes 40 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO40 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. Awards will be presented at the CSO40 Security Confab + Awards conference.

About CSO
CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading “business risk management” efforts within their organization. For more than a decade, CSO’s award-winning Web site (CSOonline.com), publication, executive conferences, custom solutions and research have equipped security decision-makers to mitigate both IT and corporate/physical risk for their organizations and provided opportunities for security vendors looking to reach this audience. To assist CSOs in educating their organizations’ employees on corporate and personal security practices, CSO also produces the quarterly newsletter Security Smart. CSO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About OCLC

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

OCLC, WorldCat and WorldCat.org are trademarks and/or service marks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Third-party product, service and business names are trademarks and/or service marks of their respective owners.


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