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French Atos opens cybersecurity center in Bulgaria

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 22 (SeeNews) – French IT group Atos announced on Tuesday that it has opened a security operations center (SOC) in the Bulgarian capital Sofia as part of the continued expansion of its cybersecurity activities.

With the opening of the new center, Atos’ sixteenth SOC globally, the company plans to hire more than 50 cybersecurity professionals in Sofia in 2022, to join the 1,500 Atos employees already working in Bulgaria. and its global network of 6,000 security experts, the group said. in a press release.

The company did not disclose the size of the investment in the center.

“The investment is mainly to hire more than 300 experts to work in the center over the next two years and to expand its capacity,” Debora Apostolova, communications expert at Atos Bulgaria Competency Center, told SeeNews.

The Sofia SOC is designed to quickly identify and mitigate the impact of security incidents for large enterprises worldwide through constant threat monitoring, detection and targeted response supported by artificial intelligence (AI) and technology machine learning (ML), the company noted.

“Atos intends to meet the sovereignty needs of public and private organizations, especially those operating in critical and sensitive sectors, by offering them an additional AI and ML-based SOC located in Central Europe, in addition to those in Croatia, from Poland and Romania,” the band also said.

With increasing demand from customers based in Europe, including Bulgaria, it seemed natural to open a new SOC and base it in Sofia, where Atos already has a strong team of digital transformation experts, said Chris Moret, senior vice president and global head of cybersecurity services at Atos, in the press release.

Atos’ global SOC network processes 31 billion security events per day, according to the press release.

Atos is present in Bulgaria through its local units Atos IT Solutions & Services and Atos Bulgaria Competency Center. Atos IT Solutions & Services supports over 20 business functions and over 1,000 processes providing end-to-end services to Atos entities and also provides corporate communication services for clients in over 40 countries worldwide. The Atos Bulgaria Competence Center offers innovative IT solutions for international companies in the consumer packaged goods and food and beverage industries, including SAP solutions for corporate clients.

Last year, Atos fully delivered and assembled the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking’s new Bulgarian supercomputer at Sofia Tech Park.

Atos is a global leader in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing with 105,000 employees and annual revenue of over €11 billion ($12.1 billion). It provides tailor-made end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries.

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