McAfee unveiled two new state-of-the-art cyber and physical security operations centers (SOC), named the McAfee Security Fusion Centers, located in Plano, Texas and Cork, Ireland.

McAfee Security Fusion Centers are designed to support full visibility and management of risks on a global scale. The purpose of the Fusion Centers is threefold: to protect McAfee, to identify new cybersecurity product needs, and to act as a best practices blueprint for customers and partners. The facilities are available on a monthly schedule for customers who want to visit and understand how to better manage the demanding requirements of their own security operations and to see human-machine teaming in practice.

The McAfee Security Fusion Centers are run by Grant Bourzikas, chief information security officer and vice president of Labs Operations at McAfee.

“The McAfee Security Fusion Center was created as a blueprint that leverages security operations technologies in new and innovative ways, enabling greater collaboration between research teams, integration with endpoint detection and response, and allowing for the future scalability of cloud-based technology,” says Bourzikas. “We call ourselves Customer Zero because we are the first organization to use McAfee’s new offerings and product updates, and because we share our learnings to help customers implement faster and more smoothly.”