Sunil Misra will be responsible for rolling out the new program to Unisys' clients worldwide. Unisys measured the security readiness of companies against industry standards and regulations. Those internal studies showed a large percentage of companies had significant security problems and had few measures in place to address them.
The Zero-Gap initiative will focus on developing security policies and systems that are driven by business processes and are well suited to companies and the employees charged with deploying them.
Unisys also announced the creation of four "centres of excellence" to deliver security services worldwide through a total of 1,500 security consultants and staff.
"All organisations, when they reach a certain size, divide up into regions. The question was, 'How do we aggregate knowledge about security within a diverse organisation?'" said Misra.
As opposed to privately funded think tanks such as Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs or the Palo Alto Research Center(PARC), founded by Xerox, Unisys' centres of excellence will focus on developing security systems for customers.
Ideally, the centre of excellence will help Unisys broaden its portfolio of offerings to customers while providing customers with a single stop to access company resources and expertise.