Capgemini announced it has launched a Security Operations Center (SOC) within the recently expanded Advanced Technology and Development Center at the BullStreet District office in Columbia, S.C. The SOC further strengthens the capabilities of the Columbia, S.C. center to help clients drive business differentiation, innovation, transformation and operational efficiency across their organizations while protecting 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 opening of this SOC represents the continued expansion of Capgemini’s operations in Columbia, S.C., as well as its cybersecurity services and solutions across the region to help meet increased customer demand. It’s the 10th center of its kind in Capgemini’s global cybersecurity network of managed SOCs.
“Companies must view cybersecurity not only as risk mitigation but as part of their broader growth strategy and a way to gain a competitive advantage by becoming more data and customer-centric,” said Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Head of Cybersecurity and Cloud, North America Cloud Infrastructure Services, Capgemini. “Our progressive as-a-service delivery model provides flexibility for companies to scale cybersecurity services based on their needs, while also evolving to identify and pre-empt the most sophisticated attacks.”
Services offered through the SOC help companies integrate cybersecurity into broader growth initiatives and digital transformation efforts. Whether it’s the start of a new division, acquisition, product launch or IoT deployment, organizations can leverage the SOC to protect sensitive data and assets along with their brand and customer trust.
End-to-end cybersecurity capabilities include security watch, vulnerability management, fraud monitoring, advanced threat detection, analytics, incident response, forensics, and governance risk management and compliance. Capgemini’s global network of connected SOCs provides a range of delivery options that can be tailored based on investment level and scale. Programs are created based on sector-specific business requirements, risk profiles, critical data assets, and current security strategies and levels of protection.
At Capgemini’s Advanced Technology Development Center in Columbia, S.C., diverse teams of industry-leading innovators will develop and implement new technology and digital experiences. It provides a forum to train team members in deep skill areas of advanced technology such as cybersecurity, in addition to cloud, digital manufacturing, and intelligent automation, among others. Teams at the Columbia office work with global organizations to accelerate their digital technology innovations and transform their customers’ experiences.
“Capgemini’s decision to expand their operations in Richland County with this state-of-the-art Security Operations Center is further evidence of the vitality of the Columbia market and the growth of young talent,” said Joyce Dickerson, chair of Richland County Council. “The goal of Richland County Council is to continue to build a better community to support the growth of successful employers such as 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 (about $14.4 billion USD at 2017 average rate).