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Stewart Hogg and Jessica Hall of Waterstons.
Chloe Shakesby

New global security centre set to create jobs for Durham IT consultancy

A North East IT consultancy has announced that it is creating jobs with the introduction of its new global operations centre.

Waterstons, based in Durham, has revealed its new 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC), which is certified by CREST.

The SOC is set to provide Waterstons clients in the UK and Australia with “comprehensive cyber security support”, through vulnerability management, threat intelligence, incident response and strategic mitigation advice.

The company also said that it is planning to double the size of its cyber consulting team over the next year due to “ever increasing” client demand.

To meet the ever increasing client demand for cyber security consultancy, Waterstons is planning to double the size of its cyber consulting team over the next year.

Stewart Hogg, head of cyber resilience at Waterstons, commented: “Our 24/7 Security Operations Centre is a natural progression for our expanding cyber security services and demonstrates our growing authority and level of expertise in this area.

“Having CREST accreditation is a real market differentiator for us. It means that organisations looking to procure SOC services can be confident that they are buying an established and mature security service that has been measured to specific standards.

“We’re one of the only companies in the UK that can offer NCSC certified cyber consultancy and CREST accredited security monitoring.

“This allows us to be a trusted security partner to our clients, from development of their security strategy to protection of their critical IT services around the clock.”

Jessica Hall, SOC lead at Waterstons, said: “We’ve seen a huge increase in cyber security threats over the last year, with the same attacks affecting global and smaller businesses. Moving our service to 24/7 and enhancing our toolset with our SIEM tool, allows us to make cyber security accessible to all types of businesses.”

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