Capita IT Services has expanded the scope of its managed services with the launch of a new security operations centre (SOC) in Belfast, adding to the company’s existing provision of end-to-end security services across the UK and Ireland.
The company said that the proliferation of connected personal devices in workplaces, increased use of cloud and online services, and new IoT technologies mean that businesses are increasingly at risk of cyber-attacks.
The SOC is a purpose-built, secure facility within the Capita IT Services centre of excellence in Belfast. The SOC joins the three centres Capita already operates in the UK and India, and provides a substantial service spread across Capita’s key locations. The new centre is a significant investment by Capita IT Services in Northern Ireland, reflecting the increasing demand for IT security and data governance across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Capita will be providing a range of managed security services including security information and event monitoring (SIEM), security infrastructure management, continuous vulnerability assessment and managed incident response. Through existing managed IT expertise and with enhanced threat intelligence from membership of the National Cyber Security Centre, the SOC will be able to detect sophisticated and multi-faceted cyber-attacks, including early-stage reconnaissance efforts.