Cybersecurity giant launches local hub for global operations

May 14, 2024
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  • Kyndryl, a global IT infrastructure services provider, opened a security operations center (SOC) in Barrie.
  • The SOC will use advanced technology to track cyber-threats and provide real-time incident response.

Kyndryl, known as the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, recently opened its security operations center (SOC) in south Barrie. This facility, located at 505 Bayview Dr., is the first SOC in Canada and the U.S., and it is a critical addition to Barrie’s economy and innovation sector. The SOC will operate 24/7, using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation systems to protect mission-critical infrastructure from cyber-threats. In attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Barrie Mayor Alex Nuttall, Ontario’s minister of public and business service delivery, and Kyndryl Canada president Farhaz Thobani.

The new SOC is a significant investment in Barrie in terms of cybersecurity professionals and IT infrastructure. In a world where cyber-threats are constantly evolving, having a proactive approach to cybersecurity is essential. The SOC in Barrie will leverage Kyndryl’s global network of more than 7,500 cybersecurity experts to protect organizations and maintain cyber-resilience. The facility aims to create job opportunities and position Barrie as a hub for skilled individuals in the cybersecurity industry.

Canadian organizations experience frequent cyber-incidents, and global companies often lack in-house expertise for cyber-recovery. This highlights the importance of having dedicated SOCs like Kyndryl’s cyber-defense hub in Barrie to protect critical infrastructure and combat cyber-threats. With the growing reliance on technology and the increasing sophistication of cyber-attacks, the opening of Kyndryl’s SOC in Barrie marks a significant step towards enhancing cybersecurity in the region.

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