HCL extends its cybersecurity hubs network to Europe

HCL extends its cybersecurity hubs network to Europe
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28 Aug, 2020

Noida-headquartered information technology services (IT) company HCL Technologies on Thursday said it has opened a European Cybersecurity Fusion Center (CSFC) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The new centre, which joins HCL’s existing network of five CSFCs across the United States, and Asia, is the first such facility to be unveiled since the beginning of Covid-19 related lockdowns across the world earlier this year.

Its first European CSFC will house security operations and a response facility, integrating multi-domain security teams, processes and cutting-edge analytics enabling organisations to detect threats faster and resolve incidents efficiently, according to a statement.

Powered by the company's ‘Dynamic Cybersecurity Framework,’ the CSFC, HCL said, addresses problem areas through the capability to analyse millions of events per second. These problem areas include the rapid shift to remote working for organisations globally due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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“Cybersecurity is a key focus for HCL, as it plays a vital role in enabling organisations to transform in a rapidly evolving world where new-age applications, cloud and IoT (internet of things) are defining the future digital enterprise. Our CSFC’s enable this by defending organisations’ digital assets and the Gothenburg centre is perfectly placed to effectively meet the most complex needs of our global customers,” Maninder Singh, corporate vice president of cybersecurity services at HCL Technologies said.

Apart from simply monitoring and alerting, the CSFC also resolves and remediates incidents, the statement said, adding that the centres help European organisations comply with local regulations concerning data sovereignty.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ratified in May 2018, aims to protect European Union citizens from privacy and data breaches, fundamentally changing the way data is handled regardless of where the data operator is located across the globe.

“It’s fantastic to see a leading global technology company like HCL choosing our city as the ideal home for its top cybersecurity talent,” Patrik Andersson, CEO of Business Region Göteborg, was quoted as saying in the statement.

HCL, which offers its services and products through three business units -- IT and business services (ITBS), engineering and research and development services (ERS) and products and platforms (P&P), had been on a graded expansion mode prior to Covid-19 lockdowns, in terms of launching new centres.

In February, it partnered with the Sri Lanakan government to set up a global delivery centre in Colombo. In December, it opened a global delivery centre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

In the same month, it opened two new delivery centres in Lithuania to cater its digital transformation capabilities for clients in the Baltic, Nordic and Benelux regions of the world.