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BT has opened a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (Cyber SOC) in Paris, as well as upgraded facilities, new services and recruitment at its SOCs in Madrid and Frankfurt.
BT’s Security Operations Centres and 3000 security specialists protect BT against 125,000 cyber-attacks per month, as well as offering solutions to consumers, governments and businesses. Customers will get real-time intelligence sharing across BT’s SOCs, with in-country support in local languages and compliance with data protection regulation.
The Paris Cyber SOC will provide incident detection, threat intelligence, orchestration and automation services. It has also been designed to meet PDIS and European Union NIS Directive requirements for critical networks, which would allow BT to qualify as a ‘Security Incident Detection Service’ provider. Under French law, organisations that manage Critical National Infrastructure can only contract with security providers that have the PDIS certification, and BT is currently going through the qualification process.
Kevin Brown, Managing Director of BT Security, pictured, said: “The ongoing expansion of our security capabilities in Europe shows BT’s commitment to providing industry-leading services to customers in the region. We are increasingly regarded as the most trusted experts to mitigate cyber threats, and we’re continuing to invest and recruit in order to meet demand. Our services are designed to meet the most demanding standards in the world for cyber-attack detection, as well as the rapidly-evolving requirements of our customers.”
As part of the expansion, BT’s Cyber SOC in Madrid will soon relocate to new, purpose built facilities, with around 50 cyber experts due to be based at the centre. The enhanced Cyber SOC will offer Cloud SIEM (Security Incident and Event Management), allowing its cyber experts to detect and remediate cyber-attacks of all types, and to generate on-demand compliance reports with real-time status of organisational risk posture.
BT’s Frankfurt SOC will also offer Cloud SIEM services to customers. The Frankfurt SOC opened in 2017, providing IT security services to regional and international customers.