STME completes Security Operations Centre for Marafiq

AlbayaaAyman AlBayaa is the CEO of STME. (Image source: STME)STME, the IT solutions provider and systems integrator in the Middle East, has announced the completion of a security operations centre (SOC) for Marafiq, which will manage threats and reduce security risks for Marafiq

The SOC is designed to monitor, analyse, correlate then escalate intrusion events, and develop appropriate responses. In addition, it will also protect, respond and conduct incident management and forensic investigation.

The centre is further expected to maintain security community relationships and assist in crisis operations, said the company.

Tariq A Al-Walah, supervisor for information security department, said that the SOC is expected to improve the internal capabilities and enhance operations.

“We place great value in the over-all well-being of our customers. As such, we partner with security experts that are able to competently enrich the skill set of our resources, while ensuring world-class operations,” he added.

Ayman AlBayaa, CEO of STME, said, “In order to address the unique needs of this project, we proposed a hybrid model that required our resources to collaborate closely with Marafiq in the move to build effective monitoring procedures and processes, develop the required structure and functions, implement proactive monitoring and intelligence technologies and build a phased approach to ensure that Marafiq is secure while maturing the Marafiq internal security solutions.”

“The proposed solution will allow scaling as the organisation grows and enhances the visibility with a global view of threats potentially impacting Marafiq while taking into consideration best practices and standards such as ISO 27001 and ITIL,” Albayaa explained.

STME said that they aim to empower Marafiq to build upon its strength and capabilities through the processes, experiences and knowledge transfer Marafiq’s resources during operations. The SOC that STME implemented was based on a solid world class methodology started with an assessment conducted by Symantec as an SOC consultant using capability maturity model to measure the gap and define work needs to be done to reach the final goal of operating a successful SOC.

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