Bechtel Receives Award for The Innovative Information Security Program Cyber Health Index

3 October 2019

RESTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a trusted engineering, procurement, and construction partner to industry and government, has been named among this year's CSO50 Award winners. (PRNewsFoto/Bechtel)

Bechtel, a trusted engineering, procurement, and construction partner to industry and government, has been named among this year's CSO50 Award winners. Bechtel received the award for its development of a Cyber Health Index used by the company to assess its resilience, identify strengths and weaknesses, and apply cyber protections to ensure a robust cyber security posture. The CSO50 Awards recognize 50 organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership.

"Ensuring that we employ robust information security protections is a fundamental part of what it means to be a trusted partner to our customers," said José J. Hernández, Bechtel's chief information security officer. "Our information security team has stepped up to develop an innovative program to assist our business units in their work to stay ahead of cyber threats."

Bechtel's Cyber Health Index program relies on a variety of data sources with daily updates displayed on a dashboard that provides each of the global business unit managers a tool to understand and improve their cyber posture. Each executive management and business unit manager is able to take actions based on the areas that require improvement.

"Our business units each receive a rating, similar to a credit score, to indicate their relative health compared to the rest of the organization, and they receive feedback and recommendations to improve scores—much like changing your diet for better overall health," Hernandez said. "Having the ability to compare cyber health on an enterprise-wide level has immensely increased our focus across the board."

CSO is the premier content and community resource for security decision-makers leading "business risk management" efforts within their organization. The awards are judged according to criteria set by a panel of security leaders, industry experts, and academics.


Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.  

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.

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