BT has officially opened a brand new state-of-the-art cyber Security Operations Centre (SOC) on the island of Ireland at its Riverside Tower building in Belfast.
With the scale and complexity of cyber attacks constantly increasing, organisations of all types are looking to ensure they have the right protections in place. The SOC will leverage BT’s global security expertise and leading cyber technologies to defend public and private sector bodies against the latest threats.
The new specialist centre, which is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, will monitor the networks and IT infrastructures of BT Ireland customers on 24/7 basis. The SOC will combine BT’s own threat intelligence with information provided by partners and government agencies to proactively detect and analyse cyber threats in real-time. Using a range of advanced tools, BT’s cyber security specialists will be able to better detect evolving cyber threats and act before any damage is done.
Peter Evans, Director of Commercial and Wholesale, BT Ireland said: “Security is at the top of the agenda for many organisations, ensuring that their businesses run safely and that staff and their customers are protected. Using a wealth of talent from local cyber experts, the BT Security Operations Centre in Belfast will help to tackle the unprecedented challenges of sophisticated cyber threats.
“By further strengthening our capabilities on the island of Ireland, we can advise customers on how to mitigate threats and defend their networks all from a location a short distance away.”
BT operates an international network of SOCs. They include more than 3,000 cyber security professionals, who use their expertise to watch, learn, predict and respond to the latest cyber threats for a range of both public and private sector clients across the globe.
About BT Group
BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. We also provide managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.
BT Group consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer serves individuals and families in the UK; Enterprise and Global are our UK and international business-focused units respectively; Openreach is an independently governed, wholly owned subsidiary, which wholesales fixed access infrastructure services to its customers - over 650 communication providers across the UK.
British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
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