CSC opens Sydney cyber security centre

New centre is based in Macquarie Park, North Sydney

CSC Australia managing director Seelan Nayagam.

CSC Australia managing director Seelan Nayagam.

As part of a strategy to assess cyber security threats around the world, CSC has opened a security operations centre (SOC) in Macquarie Park, Sydney.

The SOC is one of five that the vendor operates around the world. According to CSC, 700 information security staff are employed at its four overseas cyber security centres. The vendor provides security services to 250 customers around the world.

A CSC spokesperson said that each individual SOC runs 24/7.

"The centres provide a high level of service to local customers and seamlessly share information between SOCs. For example, if the United Kingdom identifies a threat, it will analyse it and send out key indicators to the other SOCs. We would then create our own scripts and fixes then share it with other regions," the spokesperson said.

According to CSC Australia's general manager and vice president, Seelan Nayagam, the Sydney SOC will offer a range of services including; advanced threat detection, application security testing, incident response, real-time situational awareness, security information and event management.

“Security threats continue to evolve, making it incredibly challenging for organisations today to stay current, much less a step ahead unless cyber security is part of their budget,” he said in a statement.

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