IBM Security announces official opening of its SoC in Saudi Arabia

IBM Security today announced the official opening of its first Security Operations Center in Saudi Arabia and the region to provide managed security services to private and government sector customers. Through the center, IBM will offer clients in Saudi Arabia the option of managing their security operations around-the-clock, via IBM staff and local infrastructure.

Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the key areas of focus for the new Security Operations Center are supporting clients in responding to cybersecurity incidents and helping them proactively manage emerging threats through real-time analysis and early warning notification of security events. The center also provides local data residency designed to support clients’ preferences and regulatory requirements.IBM Security analysts and experts will help clients with expedited incident investigations and remediation plans.

“The launch of IBM’s Security Operations Center in Saudi Arabia is a critical investment in helping our clients not only respond to the ever-increasing cybersecurity incidents but provide them with local data residency designed to support their preferences and industry requirements,” said Hossam Seif El-Din, General Manager, IBM Middle East and Pakistan. “We are seeing a lot of new threat actors looking to take advantage of the confusion and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Therefore, we are also looking to use the new SOC to drive education and awareness to help clients defend themselves from potential threats.”