Capita has announced plans to launch a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Belfast in a bid to combat the ever-increasing rise of more sophisticated cyber-attacks.
The Belfast centre will be the first location for the company in Northern Ireland and will be located at the company’s IT Services Centre of Excellence in the city.
The company says the move is a direct result of the ever-increasing risk of cyber-attacks on businesses, the explosion of highly connected personal devices in the workplace, increased use of cloud and online services and progression of technology across IoT (Internet of Things).
Ed Brown, IT Services at Capita, said: “Our new Security Operations Centre in Belfast will be a top of the range facility, bringing cutting-edge, end-to-end security services to our clients in the region.
“Cyber security is an ongoing concern for companies as cyber-attacks become more sophisticated and expose them to financial, legal and reputational risks.
“Our Security Operations Centre provides clients with the technological capability, expertise and resources to withstand IT security challenges, so that they can focus on what they do best – running their businesses.”
The new Belfast centre will run alongside three existing centres operating across the UK and India and will continue to offer Capita customers digital and tech solutions on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis.