Modern Security Operations Centre Unveiled by Tek Experts and Cytek to Safeguard Companies in Nigeria and West Africa

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Tek Experts, a leading global provider of technical talent solutions, and its sister company, Cytek Security, have officially announced the opening of their new cutting-edge Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Lagos, Nigeria, focused on providing advanced cybersecurity services for global businesses across industries. 

The SOC is a centralised command hub, ensuring round-the-clock protection and proactive defence against potential cyber threats for businesses operating in the region and around the world. This robust cybersecurity centre is equipped with Microsoft’s industry-leading, AI-powered Sentinel platform, enabling comprehensive security capabilities, including threat detection, incident response, and threat intelligence. 

The establishment of our SOC represents a major milestone, reinforcing our commitment to bolstering the Nigerian and West African technology sectors,” stated Olugbolahan Olusanya, Country Director for Tek Experts Nigeria, during the Center’s inauguration in Lagos. “As part of Tek Expert’s dedication to investing in and advancing the Nigerian technology industry, we are pleased to expand our services to include cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and services, ensuring that their data and operations remain protected against ever-evolving cyber threats.”

The Security Operations Center is operated by a team of cybersecurity experts and delivers a full suite of cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions, providing round-the-clock protection from cyberattacks and facilitating proactive containment through response plans developed in collaboration with clients. 

We’re thrilled to establish this crucial cybersecurity hub in Nigeria, extending our reach across West Africa,” emphasised Anat Garty, Chief Cybersecurity Architect at Cytek. “Our team of cybersecurity experts remains at the forefront of threat intelligence, constantly evolving our strategies to shield our clients from emerging threats. The SOC empowers businesses across diverse industries, especially those handling sensitive data and relying heavily on technology, like financial institutions, healthcare organisations, retailers, and telecoms, with a proactive approach to cybersecurity. It enables them to operate securely and confidently in today’s digital landscape,” asserted Garty.

The Security Operations Centre is located in Lagos within the Tek Experts building on Victoria Island and provides 24/7 security with uninterrupted electricity support and up to 20 days of backup. The Lagos SOC is Cytek’s first in Africa and builds upon their international network of Managed Security Service Centres, offering 24/7/365 follow-the-sun cybersecurity coverage to clients around the world. 

About Cytek

Cytek Security provides organisations and governments with state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions, delivered by the world’s top cyber experts. The Cytek team has an extensive track record in establishing and managing national-level and highly classified cyber defence projects, including the National CERT, secure data, sectoral SOCs, and E2E cyber solutions for various industries. 

Cytek’s offerings include cybersecurity advisory and implementation, managed security services and the building of cyber capability programs – all designed to help organizations and governments enhance their cybersecurity posture and effectively combat new and existing cyber threats. Cytek’s proposition includes a unique blend of operations worldwide, rapid scalability, custom service design, and proprietary IP and methodologies that are based on years of delivering defence projects all over the world – resulting in a much more efficient way to gain the cybersecurity coverage needed in today’s constantly evolving cyber threat landscape.