HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY), announced today that it has been named an honoree of a 2013 CSO40 Award from IDG’s CSO magazine. This new award honors 40 companies that have demonstrated that their security projects have created outstanding value and thought leadership.
The award-winning effort involved the creation of an enterprise-class security organization to manage the integrity of HMS’s data. “This project improved security awareness, protection from data leakage, and monitoring of compliance,” said Scott Pettigrew, chief security officer of HMS. “The credit for these improvements and the award goes to our hardworking team.”
Derek Slater, editor in chief of CSO, agreed with that assessment: “This year's honorees have created outstanding security projects and initiatives that have truly resulted in positive long-lasting outcomes for their organizations. We are pleased to have these organizations as our first class of CSO40 Award honorees.”
“The security of our data underlies HMS’s mission to power the healthcare system with integrity,” said Cynthia Nustad, chief information officer of HMS. “The CSO40 Award recognizes the innovation we bring to the industry.”About HMS HMS is the nation's leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for healthcare payers. HMS's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states; commercial programs, including commercial plans, employers, and over 140 Medicaid managed care plans; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); and Veterans Administration facilities. As a result of the Company's services, clients recovered over $2.5 billion in 2011, and saved nearly $7 billion through the prevention of erroneous payments. 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 website ( 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.
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