SCI performed a robust assessment of the three shortlisted MSSPs to assess their capabilities. BAE Systems won on three points: highly skilled and passionate people, proven processes, and complete candor about its strengths and where they could be helpful to SCI.
Two further things sealed the deal: BAE Systems had to get on board quickly, as SCI planned an ambitious roadmap. During a pre-contract visit by their architecture team, an incident needing forensic evaluation occurred. “The BAE Systems team on site connected us to their Incident Response team who quickly agreed to an NDA and got right down to the business of helping us out,” explains SCI’s Director of Information Security.
The second immediate benefit for SCI was the pairing of BAE Systems’ Threat Intelligence and its MSS team – who understood SCI’s business priorities.