EY soon will open a $10 million advanced cybersecurity innovation and operations center in Dallas.
The center will be part of the company’s “wavespace,” a global network of growth and innovation centers that will focus on disruptive growth, optimization strategies, and technologies by bringing together multidisciplinary teams, unique capabilities, and intellectual property in collaborative working environments.
The 14,000-square-foot center will be in downtown Dallas.
In addition to serving as a home for the company’s team of cybersecurity managed services analysts, the center also will be home to EY’s Cyber Academy.
By allowing organizations to showcase and test innovations and approaches in real-world environments, the center also will help facilitate collaboration between clients, EY specialists and EY technology alliances, the company said.
“We are continuing to expand our cyber-as-a-service offerings to address the increase in demand for managed services.”
“With the launch of this center, we are not only increasing our overall investment in cyber managed services but also creating a vibrant center for collaboration and knowledge sharing,” Bob Sydow, principal at EY and EY Americas Cybersecurity leader, said in a release.
Here’s what the center will include:
- A 24/7 operations center for cyber managed services professionals to manage client environments
- A cyber innovation center, where EY clients can discover new technologies, methodologies and cyber strategies, including solutions from across EY technology & alliance network, which includes IBM, LogRhythm, Microsoft, Carbon Black, Contrast Security, Fidelis and Swim-lane
- The EY Cyber Academy that will provide training and technology certification for both EY professionals and clients
- An executive briefing center, where EY can host chief information security officers and other executives to discuss and brainstorm new initiatives, strategies and challenges
- A Cyber Range with staged technology, where clients can trial solutions, replicate real-world conditions and assess the impact of implementing counter controls within their environments
“We are continuing to expand our cyber-as-a-service offerings to address the increase in demand for managed services,” Ben Trowbridge, executive director and Cyber-as-a-Service leader, said in the release. “More of our clients are facing talent challenges, and are looking for us to offer end-to-end management of services such as Threat Detection and Response, Threat Exposure Management, Data Protection, Application Security and Identity as a service.”