2015 Winner Profile

United Nations Development Program

Paul Raines

COMPANY WHERE WON: United Nations Development Program


UNDP wanted to upgrade and expand the coverage of its information security incident response. But it lacked the manpower, training, procedures, equipment and geographic dispersement needed for the 24/7 coverage demanded by an international organization spread over 177 countries.

Over the course of 12 months, UNDP created a global team of trained incident responders equipped with the procedures, training and capabilities needed for effective incident detection, notification, reaction, handling, escalation and closure of information security incidents. The newly created ISIRT team was able to meet the stringent requirements of the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), an international organization of highly qualified incident response teams that securely share threat and incident information between organizations.

INDUSTRY: Nonprofit