The British telecommunications company BT plans to set up a new cybersecurity operations centre (SOC) in Gurugram as an overwhelming number of Indian companies decide to increase cybersecurity spending.
The centre will provide cybersecurity services to secure its assets and customer networks round-the-clock. It will offer services that include threat assessment, intrusion detection, prevention, investigations, penetration testing, and ethical hacking.
The news comes as a survey from Thales recently found that 93 percent of Indian companies plan to boost their investment in cybersecurity this year. This was the highest among all the countries surveyed and significantly more than the global average of 78 percent.
BT will hire about 100 IT professionals for this, adding to its team of 250 security people currently based in Gurugram. The company’s global cybersecurity team has about 3,000 people, offering services in threat intelligence, managed security, and consulting. The company collaborates with organisations like Interpol and Europol in this field.
Commenting on the latest movie, Mark Hughes, Security CEO of BT, said that the new centre is a strong addition to the company’s expanding presence in the Indian market and the global team as a whole. Operating in India since 1987, BT currently supports both Indian and international organisations from six major cities.