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Aspect Security team joins EY to deepen security by design capabilities

New York, 10 January 2018

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With the addition of security consulting team, EY strengthens position as cybersecurity leader

EY announces that the team from Aspect Security, Inc., a cybersecurity consulting firm, has joined Ernst & Young LLP (EY) in the U.S. The Northeast-based team will join the flourishing EY Advisory cybersecurity practice.

Established in 2002, Aspect Security offers industry-leading application security (AppSec) services and solutions with leadership in the mobile technology, social media and cloud computing domains. With Aspect Security’s team onboard, EY can increase its focused and comprehensive coverage on application and product security.

“Bringing in Aspect Security’s capabilities enriches EY’s cybersecurity offerings that help clients secure their digital technology investments,” said Bob Sydow, Principal at EY and Americas Cybersecurity leader. “Over the past several years, we have grown our cybersecurity practice significantly, both organically and through strategic investments, to create a global network of better-connected consultants. In this Transformative Age of unprecedented business complexity and rapid change, we are constantly looking to add long-lasting value and quickly execute smart solutions for our clients.”

Now more than ever, cybersecurity has become a critical need for clients, spanning across all of EY’s service lines. Aspect Security brings a highly-skilled team and go-to-market strategy that will bolster EY’s cybersecurity capabilities and support more end-to-end transformations for clients, including enterprise-wide application security strategies that identify, quantify and address their organization’s application security risk.

“Organizations across all industries are driving the digital agenda and are actively producing connected products to enable their growth and their customer experience. This requires security to be designed and integrated in the beginning,” said Chad Holmes, EY Principal and Americas Chief Technology, Innovation and Strategy Officer for the Cybersecurity practice. “The expertise and training elements that Aspect Security brings to EY’s Cybersecurity practice will fuel rapid growth in consulting, integration and managed services.”

“We are excited to join with EY to help clients understand their business and application security needs,” said John Pavone, Former CEO of Aspect Security. “With our heritage in deep technical knowledge, combined with EY’s global reach and best-in-class consultants, we will support clients as they realize and implement focused and comprehensive application and product security solutions.”

To expand its cybersecurity footprint, EY recently opened an advanced cybersecurity center in Dallas, TX, as part of EY wavespace™. The cybersecurity center will bring together multi-disciplinary teams, distinct capabilities and collaborative working environments, focusing on disruptive growth, optimization strategies and technologies. It will also serve as a learning hub to help train clients and EY’s next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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