Logicalis Group, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the expansion of its Security Operations Centre Europe.
The European centre is launching in response to increasing customer demand for Managed Cyber-Security and Information Privacy Services. The facility significantly expands the scale and scope of Logicalis’ existing Cyber-Security Managed Services portfolio, and supports the firm’s continued investment in life-cycle cyber-security and information-security solutions and services.
Recent high-profile cyber-attacks have left organisations more aware than ever of the threat from cyber-crime, and its potential to damage reputation, customer trust, and operational integrity. That awareness, coupled with a requirement to increase investment in people, processes and technology to meet legal obligations arising from forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is driving real demand for cyber-security services.
Logicalis’ Security Operations Centre Europe provides a portfolio of consulting and managed cyber-security services to Logicalis’ Operations in Europe, including Ireland, and other territories such as North America, as well as providing white labelled services for third party channel organisations. Its portfolio of services including managed endpoint, security information and event management (managed SIEM) and security information and response management (managed SIRM) and managed firewall, is backed by a team of cyber-security experts with decades of experience in best practice processes and a range of industry leading products and solutions. The centre will also enhance Logicalis’ offerings in advanced security analytics services.
In addition to the launch of the expanded Security Operations Centre Europe, Logicalis Ireland has announced the appointment of an Information Security Specialist to its growing cyber security focused team.
Ross O’Donovan has joined the company as Information Security Specialist and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the security industry. In this time, he has developed cyber-security solutions from leading vendors, such as IBM, Cisco and McAfee, for clients in sectors including banking, insurance, retail and government delivering solutions.
Andrew Baird, Managing Director of Logicalis Ireland, said: “Ross has an impressive track record in helping clients to address complex and highly sensitive issues around cyber-security. His appointment is a direct response to an increased demand for our security services and along with the Security Center expansion it will help us to develop our cyber-security expertise and services offered to new and existing customers in Ireland.”
Ruediger Rath, Head of Logicalis Europe commented, “Logicalis is seeing significant growth across Europe in customer demand for services that improve their security position, defence, and response systems and processes. The challenge for many is keeping up with an ever-changing security threat landscape and rapidly evolving attack vectors, in the context of shortage of cyber-security skills in the market. Increased customer and citizen awareness, driven by widespread media coverage of cyber-security breaches, mean it is increasingly important but ever more difficult for IT departments alone to ensure their businesses meet their cyber-security and legislative obligations.”
“The Logicalis approach starts with advisory consultancy in both cyber and data-security, then covers the full range of cyber-security solutions and managed services. This investment in our Security Operations Centre Europe, coupled with investments in cyber-security professionals in all of our European businesses enables us to provide protection to a greater number of customers across Europe, and expand our services portfolio in 2017 as we continue to adapt to this changing cyber-security landscape.”