Infosys launches cybersecurity centre in Indianapolis

Infosys launches cybersecurity centre in Indianapolis
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27 Feb, 2020

Bengaluru-based information technology services firm Infosys has launched a cyber defence centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. The centre is the company’s seventh such global unit for cybersecurity and will be opened in the first week of March, the company said in a statement.

The centre will complement Infosys' technology and innovation centre in the city that was opened early last year, the statement said. 

In July, the company set up a cyber defence centre in Bucharest to act as an expansion centre for the Romanian city's digital innovation centre opened in 2018. 

The country's second-largest software exporter said that the centre would provide end-to-end, real-time cybersecurity monitoring and protection services to support US businesses in their digital transformation journey. The facility is dedicated to prevent, detect, assess and respond to cybersecurity threats and breaches, it added. 

“We are constantly investing in modern, cutting-edge security offerings and solutions against cyber threats. The centre is staffed with expert security analysts with niche skills around threat research and intelligence gathering," Vishal Salvi, chief information security officer and head of cybersecurity practice at Infosys, said.  

According to Infosys, the centre will monitor customer environment round the clock to deliver services like management and remediation, threat hunting, security analytics, incident discovery and response, compliance reporting and malware analysis.

Salvi added that advanced data analytics and machine learning models are deployed to detect zero-day threats by unknown threat actors. This, he said, will help Infosys' customers build a resilient cybersecurity programme that operates at scale while increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Infosys and other IT services firms have been ramping up their US facilities and the employee strength in the country recently crossed 10,000 people. The expansion comes in the wake of the company’s plans to move closer to its customers and to address the challenges arising from scarcity of visas for Indian employees of the company.

Meanwhile, with the fragmentation of technology service providers and digitisation of various industries, the threat of cyber attacks is growing. 

“As the role of the internet grows and new tools, products and platforms like artificial intelligence or the internet of things emerge, the risk of breaches are also going up. As a cybersecurity professional, how you manage and mitigate these risks by adopting countermeasures is key," Salvi had told TechCircle recently.

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