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Woolpert and FICO Partner to Help Government Agencies Meet US Cybersecurity Exec Order

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Woolpert, a US architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm, has joined the FICO® Enterprise Security Score (ESS) partner program and will incorporate the score into its EC:Secure portfolio of products and services. This will allow Woolpert's governmental and national security clients to accurately and effectively assess their cybersecurity risk.

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"Under the recent Presidential Executive Order (E.O. 13800) on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, all US federal agencies need to take further steps to improve protection," said Kim Hansen, Woolpert's National Security marketing manager. "We're taking FICO's advanced analytics to the federal government and enabling agencies to benchmark their performance, as well as that of their partners and vendors. It's all part of keeping America safe."

The FICO® Enterprise Security Score provides an easy-to-understand metric that facilitates board-level risk assessment, third-party vendor management, and cyber breach insurance underwriting. Along with a score, the product provides current threat profile characteristics and granular insights into potential security issues to facilitate security posture remediation and continuous improvement processes. The score also helps organizations manage cyber-risks from vendors, business partners and other third parties.

In generating the Enterprise Security Score, FICO uses supervised machine learning algorithms to analyze thousands of components of an organization's cybersecurity posture and behavior over time, and correlate these with observed data breach patterns. The result is an empirically derived view into cyber risk based on real mathematical equations, rather than arbitrary judgements or categorical assignments of points or grades. The score is based on data that is continuously collected at internet scale, allowing users to leverage the score and the underlying data infrastructure for continuous monitoring of risk – and ongoing remediation of issues – as threats, conditions and organizational behaviors change over time.

"The guidelines in the President's executive order on cybersecurity line up perfectly with the FICO Enterprise Security Score," said Doug Clare, vice president of cybersecurity solutions at FICO. "Woolpert is taking a leadership role in bringing these capabilities to government agencies."

For more information, read Doug Clare's blog post on the President's executive order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.

About FICO

FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 170 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at http://www.fico.com.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic R&D department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google, Esri and Azteca Systems; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert's mission is to help its clients progress—and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 26 offices across the United States, Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces. The firm currently is doing business in all 50 states and in six countries. For more information, visit woolpert.com.

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SOURCE FICO

Media - FICO: Molly Wade for FICO, Voce Communications, +1 (508) 864-1404, mwade@vocecomm.com; Investors/Analysts - FICO: Steven Weber, FICO, +1 800-213-5542, investor@fico.com; Woolpert: 937-531-1258