EY has launched its Managed Security Operations Center (SOC) services at Kazakootam

Kochi: To address the threat of cyber crimes for organisations across the globe, the global professional services provider EY has launched its Managed Security Operations Center (SOC) services at Kazakootam, Thiruvananthapuram.

The new centre will use advanced analytics to predict the future cyber security threats, said Ken Allan, EYGlobal Information SecurityLeader. EY will invest US $20 million over the next 5 years to strengthen the centre and increase the cyber security professional six-fold to upward of 1200 by 2020.

EY’s Advanced Security Center has been delivering a range of cyber security services to its clients for the last 15 years. The onsite resources will be complimented by a team of remote analytics that provide round the clock services from the new, dedicated facility at Kazakootam.

EY’s studies reveal that over half (56%) of organisations are unlikely to detect a sophisticated cyber attack and a similar number (53%) lack the skilled resources to handle them. The Managed SOC will offer EY clients onsite and offsite skills to help predict and prevent these cyber attacks. EY will open a similar centre in Texas, US after the first one at Kazakootam has become fully operational.

According to Ken Allan, organisations have entered an era of targeted cyber attacks. “It is important that organisations not only maintain traditional security controls but continue to evolve their ability to rapidly detect and respond to threats”, he said. He said that the availability of skilled manpower and lower costs that prompted the company to open the centre at Kazakootam.