EY partners with IBM to launch security operations centres in India

EY partners with IBM to launch security operations centres in India
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9 Jan, 2019

Global professional services company EY on Wednesday said that it had partnered with Bengaluru-headquartered IT services company IBM to launch new security operation centres (SoCs) as part of its managed service offerings in India.

The SoCs, according to the company, will be equipped with advanced threat detection abilities powered by IBM’s QRadar platform and will be used to detect, respond and address advanced cyber-attacks and risks encountered by organisations.

“Organisations are taking significant steps to strengthen their cybersecurity posture given the increasing cyber threats that continue to evolve across the business landscape,” Burgess Cooper, partner for cybersecurity at EY India said.

He added that the SoCs will also provide continuous real-time monitoring of systems and data for organisations and help in building their cyber-resilience.

IBM’s QRadar platform, according to its chief transformation officer for India, Vikas Arora, brings in cognitive abilities that can automatically investigate threats.

According to EY’s Global Information Security Survey (GISS), 77% of Indian organisations in 2018 are working beyond their cybersecurity essentials and are rethinking their cybersecurity framework and architecture to support the business more effectively and efficiently.

The survey report also notes that Indian organisations have become more mature about the importance of cybersecurity for daily operations.