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McLaren Construction hires Gloucester-based cyber security firm for IT protection

by Maryam Bint-Kazam
cyber security, McLaren Construction appoints Cyber Security Associates to provide cyber security services

Gloucester-based cyber consultancy and managed services company Cyber Security Associates has been appointed by global construction organisation McLaren Construction to provide cyber security technology services.

McLaren Construction and its group companies operate in construction, property, development, and investment in the UK and UAE across public and private sectors.

Featured UK projects include Leicester City Football Club Training Ground, McArthurGlen Designer Outlet and Wembley Park, and in the UAE, the UK Pavilion for the Dubai Expo, and a Gulf Data Hub in Dubai.

Daniel Blackman, IT director at McLaren Construction, said: “We chose CSA as our cyber security management consultancy partner because they complement our values and are passionate, knowledgeable, and they know construction.

“David and James have unrivalled credentials with a highly experienced military foundation that will help us to continue to build upon and improve our cyber posture.”

CSA’s remit with McLaren is to provide managed on premise services from its UK security operations centre (SOC).

The team also manages and monitors Microsoft Sentinel, a single, cloud native enterprise solution for attack detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response.

David Woodfine, co-founder and managing director at CSA, said: “We’re delighted to be appointed by McLaren Construction, as a global leader in its field.

“Our connected cyber management service covers all areas of detection and response and our experience of working with the construction industry means we are fully adept to provide robust, military grade cyber protection.

“Construction continues to be a target sector for cyber criminals who are constantly identifying new ways and threats to attack firms of all sizes.

“Our dedicated and experienced SOC team all have enhanced government security clearance and work around the clock to monitor for activity, identify and isolate threats, and provide instant, live support.”

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