Archive for October 22, 2009

MMS Chooses TGS for Digital Well Log Management

The US Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) has entered into a new contract with TGS for well log data management services over the next five years on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Under the agreement, TGS will also provide the MMS with historic data from the Gulf of Mexico. This agreement marks TGS’ second term contract managing well log data for the MMS.

            The MMS first selected TGS as their service provider for new-drill data management services in 2004. In this role, TGS acts as the collection point for all operator-acquired well log data in the OCS regions. After receiving the data, TGS processes it to the MMS standard and then serves as the official release agent to the public once the operator’s proprietary period has elapsed.

            “We are honored that MMS has chosen TGS again for this contract,” said John Adamick, Senior VP Geological Products. “We look forward to serving MMS’ well log data management needs over the next five years.”

            TGS’ global well database includes nearly six million logs and other borehole data from key hydrocarbon provinces worldwide. The data is available online via LOG-LINE Plus!®, a data repository with search, order and download capabilities.

October 22, 2009 at 1:36 am Leave a comment

RSA Announces Solutions for World-Class IT Security

RSA, the security division of EMC, announced new consultative and advisory services to help enterprises implement or improve their security operations to more effectively manage both risk and IT compliance programs. These new services are based on the deep expertise from EMC Consulting and RSA, built through 25 years of customer engagements and combined with best practices derived from EMC’s own world-class security operations function.

            As cyber threats become more sophisticated and IT systems more complex, large enterprises are examining ways to improve the performance and responsiveness of IT and security operations. Taking a more advanced approach to security operations, while also integrating key IT operations functions, better enables organizations to identify and manage incidents and protect valuable information and IT assets.

            To address these issues in large enterprise environments, EMC and its security division, RSA, are introducing a comprehensive suite of consulting and advisory services and award-winning security solutions to provide customers with a broader set of capabilities to effectively:

  • Gather and analyze security data across the enterprise;
  • Evaluate risk in order to prioritize remediation;
  • Detect and react to security incidents, including first-line response to incidents;
  • Monitor the IT environment to ensure effectiveness of security controls;
  • Report out on security metrics; and
  • Support the organizations’ efforts to address IT compliance requirements.

            “Looking beyond the perimeter and integrating technology such as security information and event management with data loss prevention and integrated feeds for threat, attack and mitigation processes, can facilitate a quicker response to attacks and swift, effective decision-making,” said Mischel Kwon, VP of Public Sector Security Solutions at RSA, and the former director of the US Computer Emergency Response Team for the Dept. of Homeland Security. “By delivering comprehensive services and solutions that enable an advanced security operations function, RSA is providing customers with the ability to effectively identify and manage information risk.”

            The new consulting and advisory Services include:

  • Security Operations Strategy & Assessment – For those with established security operations processes, or who are establishing new ones;
  • Security Operations Management – For those seeking to develop more comprehensive policies, procedures, guidelines and documentation to enhance their security operations; and
  • Security Operations Analysis & Design – For those seeking a broad evaluation of security operations requirements and recommendations for solution design to meet corporate objectives for security operations and incident management.

            “Today’s security challenges are unprecedented in the context of government and industry regulations, cyber attacks, and compliance requirements and the move toward private cloud. By helping to minimize risks and sustain long-term security frameworks, EMC Consulting empowers clients to achieve their ambitions for business and technology,” said Sandra Hamilton, Vice President, EMC Consulting.

October 22, 2009 at 1:33 am Leave a comment

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