Thales Opens new Cyber Security Operations Centre as Cybercrime Continues to Grow

Thales announces the opening of a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) in Elancourt, near Paris. As cyberthreats grow and cyberattacks become more sophisticated, Thales continues to develop its cybersecurity operations infrastructure, incorporating the latest technologies and innovations to protect the information systems of the most demanding customers. Thales’s cybersecurity offering is built around a commitment to provide personalised support to each customer, in particular through a range of new value-added services. More than 30 major organisations already rely on Thales’s expertise to protect their information systems from cyberattacks.

While information systems become more interconnected and mainstream markets embrace disruptive technologies such as cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things, the number of cyberattacks is growing rapidly. In 2015, the number of recorded attacks grew by 51% in France and 38% worldwide.1 The question facing organisations today is no longer whether they will be attacked, but when the next attack will happen and above all whether it will be detected. Thales is constantly improving its detection and rapid reaction capabilities to help its customers step up to this challenge.

Thales brings to the table more than 15 years of experience in managed cybersecurity services and is positioned as the trusted partner of choice for organisations worldwide.

Services include 24/7 cyber surveillance, event analysis and incident response in order to guarantee the performance, continuity and security of critical information systems.

The Cyber Security Operations Centre in Elancourt is an integral part of Thales’s holistic approach to cybersecurity and its commitment to provide each customer with solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. It is designed to perform the following key functions:

Prevent risks and anticipate threats to enterprise information systems. The new Cyber Security Operations Centre is also responsible for the services provided by Thales’s CERT-IST2, which has maintained permanent security surveillance of customers’ systems since 1999 and issues alerts about any new vulnerabilities that could compromise security.

Detect security incidents and react in real- time, quickly analysing and resolving issues and, when appropriate, mobilising the Rapid Reaction Team set up by Thales in 2013.

Monitor compliance to ensure that user practices are in line with the customer’s security policy at all times.

The Thales security supervision offering provides organisations with a complete range of services to step up to the growing threat of cyberattacks.

In that context, Laurent Maury, Vice President, Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity said: With this new Cyber Security Operations Centre, our customers have access to the best-in-class cybersecurity services.  It consolidates Thales’s leadership in security supervision and our ability to provide cybersecurity services to customers in Europe and around the world. The new facility strengthens Thales’s position as a world leader in cybersecurity and our ability to provide innovative solutions to the most demanding customers, including critical national infrastructure providers.” 

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