Technology

February 7, 2024

Tek xperts mobilise against cyber threats, unveil SOC

Tek xperts mobilise against cyber threats, unveil SOC

By Dickson Omobola

That dependency on technology assumed a frightening dimension at the turn of the 21st century is no longer news.

Indeed, as the world developed into a global village, the need for both large and small corporations to leverage technology’s numerous possibilities became a unifying objective for organisations within and outside Nigeria.

To that end, the frequency of digital attacks suffered by corporate bodies, including multinationals and even individuals increased at an alarming rate.

To stem cyber threats, Tek Experts and Cytek has unveiled a state-of-the-art security operations centre, SOC, to protect businesses in Nigeria and West Africa.

Equipped with Microsoft’s AI-powered Sentinel platform, the SOC will provide a full suite of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and round-the-clock protection from cyberattacks.

The SOC, a centralised command hub, would ensure protection and proactive defense against potential cyber threats for businesses operating in the region and around the world.

According to Tek Experts and Cytek, this robust cybersecurity centre is equipped with Microsoft’s industry-leading, AI-powered Sentinel platform, enabling comprehensive security capabilities, including threat detection, incident response and threat intelligence.

Operated by a team of cybersecurity experts, the SOC has the ability to deliver a full suite of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, providing round-the-clock protection from cyberattacks and facilitating proactive containment through response plans developed in collaboration with clients.

Speaking at the centre’s inauguration in Lagos, Country Director for Tek Experts, Mr Olugbolahan Olusanya, said: “The establishment of our SOC represents a major milestone, reinforcing our commitment to bolstering the Nigerian and West African technology sectors.

“As part of Tek Expert’s dedication to investing in and advancing the Nigerian technology industry, we are pleased to expand our services to include cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and services, ensuring that their data and operations remain protected against ever-evolving cyber threats.”

On her part, Chief Cybersecurity Architect at Cytek, Anat Garty, said: “We’re thrilled to establish this crucial cybersecurity hub in Nigeria, extending our reach across West Africa. Our team of cybersecurity experts remains at the forefront of threat intelligence, constantly evolving our strategies to shield our clients from emerging threats.

“The SOC empowers businesses across diverse industries – especially those handling sensitive data and relying heavily on technology, like financial institutions, healthcare organizations, retailers, and telecoms – with a proactive approach to cybersecurity. It enables them to operate securely and confidently in today’s digital landscape.”

Meanwhile, the centre is located in Lagos within the Tek Experts building on Victoria Island.

It is worthy to note that the SOC provides 24/7 security with uninterrupted electricity support with up to 20 days backup.

The Lagos SOC is Cytek’s first in Africa and builds upon their international network of Managed Security Service Centers, offering 24/7/365 follow-the-sun cybersecurity coverage to clients around the world.