EY expands its Cybersecurity operations with a new Manila Cybersecurity Center

Left to Right: J. Carlitos Cruz (EY Philippines Chairman and Managing Partner), Ashok Mario Pereira (EY GDS Philippines Advisory Leader), Mary Elizabeth Porray (EY GDS Client Services Leader), Maria Elizabeth de Guzman (EY GDS Philippines Cybersecurity Leader), Jose Carlos Reyes (Dept. of Information and Communications Technology Director), Gemma Epifania Gaerlan (EY GDS Philippines Location Leader) led the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon to inaugurate the opening of the EY GDS Manila Cybersecurity Office

Manila, Philippines, 16 September 2019 – EY, a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services, announced the launch of its front-line Cybersecurity Center in Manila.

This multi-million facility sits out of EY’s Global Delivery Services (EY GDS) and will be a revolutionary expansion of the global Cybersecurity services, playing an important role to reaffirm EY’s leading position in helping organizations mitigate cyber risks and strengthen cyber resilience.

The facility offers highly automated security services that are supported by intelligent automation. Examples include triaged incident response services, threat hunting and threat protection powered by security orchestration, automation and response, said EY GDS.

“We operate in a vast digital landscape and cyber risks are evolving. Attackers can hit us on machine speed while many organizations are still responding on human speed. Our new GDS Manila cybersecurity ce4enter is strategically built to continue to raise awareness and defenses through the latest technology and innovation against emerging threats as we develop forward-looking cybersecurity services for EY clients,” said Maria Elizabeth de Guzman, GDS Cybersecurity location leader.

Talking about the launch, Arun Batra, EY GDS Advisory Leader said, “EY continues to invest significantly in the buildout of its Manila Center. The launch of our state-of-the-art Manila Cybersecurity Operations Center will help us address the security needs of both Global and APAC clients of EY. This is closely linked to the GDS Cybersecurity facilities in India, Poland and China and other EY Cybersecurity centers like Singapore, Melbourne, and Dallas.” With increasing digitization and a highly networked global world, and the continuous talent gap, our Manila Center will play a key role in helping bridge the demand-supply gap of cybersecurity professionals.

“Philippines and Cybersecurity are two of our biggest growth drivers within EY GDS. The new state of the art center will help us generate more employment opportunities in Manila. It is completely equipped to defend security threats for EY clients in the digital world,” said Vinod Jayaprakash, GDS Cybersecurity Leader.

EY pointed to its own security survey which found 77 percent of organizations operate with limited cybersecurity and resilience, while 87 percent say they do not yet have sufficient budget to provide the levels of cybersecurity they want.

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