Stefanini opens a Security Operations Center (SOC) at Bucharest, to serve the entire EMEA region
Stefanini, the global technology multinational based in Brazil, is expanding its cyber security offering by opening a security operational center to meet the needs of the company’s customers in the EMEA region.
The center will be run from Bucharest and already has a significant number of highly specialized cybersecurity experts, with the prospect of tripling its team by the end of the year.
“If a few years ago, companies spent a lot on cybersecurity products, lately, they are more and more interested in outsourced cybersecurity services, performed by highly trained, specialized professionals, and the pandemic has increased in importance. in this field “, says Farlei Kothe, CEO Stefanini EMEA.
“So, despite the economic recession we saw last year, some companies have doubled or even tripled their cyber security budget, especially amid rising telework, which comes with greater dangers. Another opportunity we see is that Bucharest will host the European Cyber Security Competence Center, the hub that distributes EU and national funding for cybersecurity research projects throughout the EU. ”
The Bucharest-based Stefanini’s SOC already serves several global companies established in Europe and plans an ambitious annual growth of 120 per cent, while the market is expected to grow by 12 per cent in 2021.
In Romania, in 2020, Stefanini teamed up with Cyber Smart Defense, one of the most dynamic cyber security companies in the country, and the resulting joint venture aims to reach a turnover of up to 5 million euros in the next 3 years.
“At Stefanini Group, we want strong organic growth, coupled with a well-defined strategy of acquisitions and partnerships in Europe and around the world,” adds Farlei Kothe. “Our plan is to add at least 2 new projects to our portfolio each year and we will soon announce a new acquisition in Romania,” says Farlei Kothe, CEO Stefanini EMEA.
Stefanini aims to expand its range of cyber security services globally. With 60 experts worldwide, this division generates approximately 1% of the company’s overall revenue, with the goal of reaching 5% in the next two years.
“Today’s cybersecurity threats are unprecedented: you can become a hacker with less than a dollar invested on the dark web, and companies that have been attacked usually only realize it after a few hundred days,” says Alex Bertea, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Stefanini EMEA. “We can provide strategic, tactical and operational cyber security services that are fully customizable, helping customers plan and execute their overall cybersecurity plan and adapt their actions in an agile manner, ensuring that everything is on track. fully aligned with their business objectives in the age of digital transformation. “