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Capgemini reinforces its international Security Operations Center (SOC) network with its first SOC in Southern Europe specializing in cloud security and industrial systems

20 Jun 2018

The new Security Operations Center has been opened in Asturias, in the north west of Spain.

2>Fully integrated into Capgemini’s global SOC network to provide national and international services.

Paris, June 20, 2018 – Capgemini has opened a Security Operations Center (SOC) in Spain. It is the Group’s first Spanish-language SOC and draws on Capgemini’s global cybersecurity expertise in both cloud services and industrial systems. As the first SOC of its type for Capgemini in Southern Europe, the facility will play a vital role in protecting critical national infrastructures in the region, as well as those of a global nature.

With cybersecurity teams spread across the world, Capgemini helps its clients to secure their digital and cloud transformation journeys. The Group also safeguards the industrial systems of major industrial operators and manufacturers, including those providing critical services, such as transport (rail, road, air, and maritime), energy distribution, and utilities.

The SOCs ensure that our clients benefit from state-of-the-art Managed Security Services, and help them to comply with regulatory constraints relating to security,” says Geert van der Linden, Cybersecurity Business Lead, Capgemini Group’s Cybersecurity Practice. “Together with the increase in the frequency, scope and sophistication of cyberattacks, these regulations are forcing enterprises to go beyond their conventional network protection to focus on securing data, as well as on the detection and anticipation of threats in their systems. Capgemini’s SOCs bring a deep understanding of this regulatory landscape and the associated business issues, and provide enterprises with world class Managed Security Services to detect and anticipate threats in their systems.

The new SOC in Spain is expected to expand in tandem with the rapid growth Capgemini is experiencing in customer demand for its portfolio of cybersecurity services. José Andrés Sánchez, Vice President Cloud Infrastructure Services for Capgemini Spain and Head of the Spanish SOC, explains: “In addition to meeting the needs of Spanish companies, our new SOC in Asturias brings together the core cybersecurity capabilities needed to support enterprises in many other countries, especially in Europe and Latin America. From Spain, we will be a significant provider of cybersecurity services worldwide for the Capgemini Group.”

Cybersecurity expertise in cloud services and industrial systems

Capgemini’s new SOC has developed a specific methodology for industrial systems which focuses on resilience and availability, and provides security assessments for both the Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments. The analysis and prediction solutions integrate standard security elements relating specifically to an industrial context and are monitored and managed by experts in industrial safety.

Specific protocols have been developed for a cloud environment. They support the evaluation of security features when a company is planning to upload elements of its operations to the cloud. Once the controls have been evaluated and implemented, security is monitored from the SOC. In addition, the SOC carries out specific cloud testing and keeps clients informed about the main attack vectors and cybersecurity issues.

The new Security Operations Center in Spain complements Capgemini’s existing network of SOCs, including the Inverness (UK) SOC specializing in forensics and the opening of satellite SOCs in important regions such as North America (Dallas) and Europe (Utrecht). These SOCs support Capgemini’s delivery capabilities in Managed Security Services by offering a local and regional presence, with a commitment to sharing knowledge and information on global cybersecurity trends, threats, and the most effective response. As with other SOCs in the global network, the new center will work alongside a number of specialist partners under the global agreements in place with Capgemini.

About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.

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