Symantec Vice President and Managing Director, Pacific region, Brenton Smith, said today the expanded centre represented more than a million dollar investment in infrastructure and resources in both security response centres and security operations centres, and would “help meet customer demand in Australia for managed security services.”
“By expanding our facility, we are able to tap into the local talent pool of security professionals within Australia and support our customers locally. We have built a team of analysts in Australia with deep security expertise that is very difficult to replicate by an individual organisation.”
According to Smith, enterprises confronted by a complex and evolving threat landscape, were “increasingly looking for the security know-how and established technologies and processes of a security partner able to build and sustain a resilient incident management program on their behalf.”
“Every month, the global Symantec Managed Security Services team will analyse more than 275 billion log entries, identify approximately 40,000 potential security events and escalate over 4,000 validated, severe events.”
Symantec Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Bernard Kwok, said the expanded security operations centre in Sydney joined the company’s other global centres in the UK, US and India as part of the first line of defence against cyber threats for customers around the world.
“Our investment in expanding the Security Operations Centre in Sydney demonstrates our long term commitment to Australia and the wider Asia Pacific and Japan region. The security requirements of our customers vary from region to region and this investment enables us to be closer to our customers in Australia and meet their specific security needs.”
According to the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, targeted attacks are spreading to organisations of all sizes and a variety of personnel, data breaches are increasing, and attackers are focusing more on mobile threats.
Peter Sparkes, director, Managed Security Services, Asia Pacific and Japan, for Symantec, said businesses today were operating in times of “advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks, socially engineered malware and even politically motivated hacktivist attacks.”
“With these changes, they require powerful technology, accurate threat intelligence, proven processes and experienced professionals to combat them,” Sparkes concluded.