Trivandrum: Ernst Young (EY) has launched its first global Managed Security Operations Centre (SOC) at the Kinfra Film & Video Park SEZ in Thiruvananthapuram. The high-end and bespoke service is designed to meet the unique cyber security needs of clients by predicting advanced future cyber threats by using advanced analytics.
EY is set to invest more than $ 20m over the next five years to strengthen the centre, increasing its Managed SOC cyber security professionals’ six-fold to upwards of 1,200 by 2020.
Speaking at the launch, Bharat Varadachari, CEO, EY GSS, India said, “The Managed SOC will deliver exceptional client service and with the setup of this centre, we are proving our commitment to our clients. The Managed SOC will offer EY clients onsite and offsite skills to help predict and prevent cyber attacks.”
Binu Koshy, Partner, EY said, “We are having the right talent in Kerala. It has been a long journey for EY in Kerala from incubation to the setting up of the Global Shared Service centre. With the launch of the Managed SOC, we are taking this to the next level. Currently we are 3,500 strong in Trivandrum and we will gradually ramp it up.”
Ken Allan, EY Global Information Security Leader, said, “We have entered an era of targeted cyber attacks. Through the Managed SOC, our mission is to provide organizations with a highly mature detection and response capability, tailored specifically for their businesses and designed to militate against threats from advanced, interactive attackers that put their critical business assets at risk. We need centres like this to help our clients as the sophistication and volume of attacks are increasing.”
Onsite, the skilled monitoring analysts will work closely with clients’ IT staff during business hours. These resources will be regionally located at the client’s premises (located anywhere in the world) and will come from EY’s Advanced Security Centre (ASC), a team that has been delivering a range of cyber security services to clients for the last 15 years. The onsite resources will be complemented by a team of remote analysts that provide service 24/7 and 365 days a year from its dedicated new facility in Trivandrum.
Later, Ken; Scott Gelber, Partner, EMEIA; and Krishna Lal, Leader – Cyber Threat Management, EY GTH, interacted with the media.
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