Friday, 07 June 2019 11:36

Capgemini launches Melbourne security operations centre

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Geert van der Linden, Olaf Pietschner and Mick Dunne (CISO, Australian Super) cut the ribbon at the Melbourne SOC launch Geert van der Linden, Olaf Pietschner and Mick Dunne (CISO, Australian Super) cut the ribbon at the Melbourne SOC launch

Global consulting, technology and outsourcing company Capgemini has launched a Security Operations Centre in Melbourne aimed at helping organisations drive business differentiation, innovation, transformation and operational efficiency.

Capgemini said on Friday the new centre would also assist companies to protect their data, assets, identities and “overall customer trust”.

“It also supports Capgemini’s commitment to building and shaping the workforce of the future, offering clients a broader set of capabilities to address the fast-growing areas of digital strategy, cloud, artificial intelligence, customer experience innovation and other emerging technologies,” the company said.

Leveraging Capgemini’s global network of connected SOCs, the company says the security operations centre in Melbourne will offer end-to-end cybersecurity capabilities including advanced threat detection, vulnerability management, fraud monitoring, incident response, forensics, and cyber risk management and data protection and regulatory compliance.

And, Capgemini said services offered through the SOC would help companies integrate cybersecurity into broader growth initiatives and digital transformation efforts by orchestrating the multiple roles, processes and technologies and by providing the needed levels of protection of their sensitive data and assets along with their brand – all based on sector-specific business requirements, risk profiles, critical data assets, security strategies.

“New technologies and business process innovations are shifting how organisations are looking at cyber security,” said Olaf Pietschner, managing director, Capgemini in Australia and New Zealand.

“Organisations are challenged not only to build in cyber security as a risk mitigation, but to drive consumer loyalty and business growth.

“The Melbourne SOC launch further strengthens Capgemini’s position in cybersecurity and provides Australian clients, who operate in regulated industries a well-rounded portfolio of cybersecurity services to accelerate their transformation with trust.”

“Our connected network of SOCs provides clients end-to-end services through a proven model that leverages the latest cloud security to better predict, prevent, detect and respond to threats,” said Geert van der Linden, executive vice-president and Cyber Security Business Lead, Capgemini.

“By leveraging different delivery models globally, our clients have the flexibility to scale the services they need based on their business ambitions, while maintaining consistent and reliable security configurations to protect their data.”

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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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