Verizon Wireless strives to continuously improve network quality, business agility, competitiveness and customer focus.
An innovative market leader, Verizon Wireless strives to continuously improve network quality, business agility, competitiveness and customer focus. For the IT Cloud Services Group (ITCS), this translates to seamless regulatory compliance and cost-efficient service to internal system administrators and application teams. In recent years, Mapes’ tools subgroup focused on automating compliance with PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) security requirements. Traditionally, system administration teams wrote their own scripts, a time- and labor-intensive process duplicated across teams. They communicated at length and often with auditors and consultants. The process was so complex, they could not feasibly perform every system check. Instead, the team performed subsets of checks on randomized system subsets. Growth and agility demands rendered these hands-on methods unsustainable.