IT consultant Capgemini has launched a new Cybersecurity Global Service Line, bringing together 2,500 professionals with proven cybersecurity skills to leverage the power of emerging tech.
The consultants, auditors, architects, research and development specialists and ethical hackers will be spread across a network of five Security Operations Centres (SOCs) across the world and a broad ecosystem of technology partners.
The new portfolio of security services is designed to allow organisations to embrace digital transformation securely and leverage the power of SMACT technologies – social, mobile, analytics, cloud and internet of things (IOT).
According to a company statement, Capgemini has plans for high double digit growth over the next twelve months.
Capgemini’s new Cybersecurity Global Service Line addresses the security concerns for IT systems, OT systems, as well as IoT products and systems.
A recent study of vendors providing IoT technology conducted by Capgemini Consulting, highlighted that organisations need to be better prepared to address IoT security and privacy threats, with only 35 per cent believing their IoT products were ‘highly resilient’ against future cybersecurity threats, and 70 per cent agreeing that ‘security concerns influence customer purchasing decisions for IoT devices’.
The new Global Service Line will also focus on developing packaged services that can be replicated across countries corresponding to new trends in IT, such as Hadoop security, software-defined datacentre security, as well as private and public hybrid Cloud security.
New security offers are also planned including application security testing as-a-service and identity and access management as-a-service, to enable organisations to leverage a Cloud-based approach to facilitate the deployment of security solutions.
Capgemini, global head of cybersecurity, Franck Greverie, said the company was developing a full portfolio of cybersecurity services to enable organisations to protect themselves against cyberattacks and internal malicious behaviour for IT, industrial systems and IoT products.
"To many executives, cybersecurity is a mystery, which is often why it is an afterthought," he said.
"The increasing number of external interfaces means that enterprise data is more accessible and therefore more prone to attack.
"Capgemini’s new consolidated offer will enable organisations to embed security at the beginning of their digital transformation journey, covering the cybersecurity spectrum from the infrastructure and endpoints right through to the protection of applications, users and data.”