British telecom operator BT Group has opened new global cyber security operations centre in India.
Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India, has inaugurated BT’s new Cyber Security Operations Centre (Cyber SOC) in Gurugram, Delhi-NCR, India.
The cyber SOC will monitor threats against BT’s own assets and its customers’ networks on a 24×7 basis. BT’s cyber security specialists will be able to detect, analyse and mitigate cyber threats in real-time, working closely with incident response teams to ensure that issues are addressed as soon as they are discovered.
BT has nearly 3,000 cyber specialists around the globe offering services in Managed Security, Threat Intelligence and Security Consulting.
BT’s Security division works with international organisations such as Interpol and Europol to combat cybercrime, and is one of the fastest growing areas of BT’s business.
The Cyber SOC in Gurugram will provide services for international businesses, including threat assessment, investigations, intrusion detection & prevention, ethical hacking and penetration testing.
The new Cyber SOC will employ a further 100 cyber security specialists. BT already has a team of 250 security people based separately in Gurugram, providing security services such as firewalls and device management.
“The cyber SOC opened adds to our security capability in the expanding Indian market, as well as to our global footprint of Security Operations Centres,” Mark Hughes, CEO for BT Security, said.