University of Westminster Case Study

The University of Westminster in London enrolls over 19,000 students and employs more than 2,000 people. In 2021, the university faced a cyber threat landscape that was changing dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of the prohibitive cost of implementing an in-house security operations center (SOC) and the additional staffing burden a 24/7 security operation entails, the university’s security leaders found CrowdStrike Falcon®️ Complete managed detection and response (MDR) to be appealing — cost-effective, scalable and resilient to meet the university’s existing and future cybersecurity needs.

Falcon Complete MDR provides operational efficiencies and augments our in-house security operations with 24/7 coverage, responsiveness and a level of visibility we didn’t have before,” said Thierry Delaitre, Head of IT Developments, Information Systems and Support. “It also eliminates the need to build a fully staffed SOC, is highly effective at stopping intrusions and reducing risk, and provides a consistent cybersecurity platform across the entire university.”


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