UK telecoms giant BT has established a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) in a bid to combat attacks against its own infrastructure and its customers’ networks.
According to the firm, tech specialists working at the new base in Gurugram, on the outskirts of New Delhi, will “detect, analyse and mitigate cyber threats in real-time”. They’ll join a network of around 3000 cyber specialists around the globe offering services in managed security, threat intelligence and security consulting.
Security is one of BT’s fastest-growing divisions.
The site was opened by Sir Dominic Asquith, British high commissioner to India.
He said: “I’m delighted to inaugurate this new Cyber Security Operations Centre in Gurugram, which is another fantastic demonstration of the UK’s world-leading cyber security expertise.
“This is exactly the kind of investment that the ambitious UK-India Tech Partnership, agreed by our Prime Ministers earlier this year, aims to achieve.”
Mark Hughes, CEO for BT Security, added: “The Cyber SOC opened by the High Commissioner significantly adds to our security capability in the rapidly expanding Indian market, as well as to our global footprint of Security Operations Centres.
“We’re committed to providing an industry-leading service to our international customers, and we’re investing to ensure we remain their security partner of choice.”
Main image: Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India (left of the plaque) and Mark Hughes, (right of the plaque) with representatives from the High Commission and BT at the official opening of the SOC.