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Company will be recognized for cybersecurity at the CSO50 Conference + Awards

ANN ARBOR, MI, December 8, 2016 – ProQuest has been named an honoree of a 2017 CSO50 Award from IDG's CSO. This prestigious award salutes 50 select organizations whose security initiatives contribute to outstanding business value and thought leadership. CSO is a renowned source of news, analysis and research on a broad range of security and risk-management topics.

ProQuest’s entry in the competition, SIFT Fraud Detection, “enables the company to more accurately detect and deter fraudulent attempts to access copyrighted content stored within our systems,” according to Daniel Ayala, Director of Global Information Security at ProQuest.

“The content we provide is valuable to researchers, authors and publishers alike,” Ayala said, “and we have an obligation to protect it and ensure it is continuously available to all our customers. It’s a great honor to be recognized for our efforts to connect security initiatives to business value."

“I am very proud of the recognition we’ve received from CSO for our innovative SIFT Fraud Detection system,” said Richard Belanger, Chief Information Officer at ProQuest. “ProQuest is committed to supporting our 20,000+ global publishing partners by protecting their content. By developing our own algorithms we can fine-tune our protection to minimize the impact on the 70 million people annually who rely on ProQuest for academic research.”

"The stakes have never been higher when it comes to protecting an organization's sensitive data from criminals and breach," said Joan Goodchild, editor-in-chief of CSO. "Security leaders are expected to not only deliver protection, but also to drive business initiatives. Our annual CSO50 awards recognize security projects that not only enhance defense, but that also deliver ROI."

ProQuest will accept its award at the CSO50 Conference + Awards held on May 1-3, 2017, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.

About the CSO50 Awards

Launched in 2013, the CSO50 Awards recognizes 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. The CSO50 Awards are scored according to a uniform set of criteria by a panel of judges that includes security leaders, industry experts, and academics. The 2017 awards will be presented at the CSO50 Conference + Awards, May 1-3, 2017, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona.

About CSO (http://www.csoonline.com/)

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, executive conferences, strategic marketing services 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 IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Alexander Street™, Bowker®, Dialog®, Ex Libris® and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, the Pivot® research development tool and the Ebook Central®, ebrary®, EBL™ and MyiLibrary® ebook platforms. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

08 December 2016


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