Cyber security operations centre case study

Falanx Assuria, United Kingdom

New Cyber Security Operations Centre for Falanx Assuria

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Thinking Space Systems Ltd recently installed control room furniture at a brand new Cyber Security Operations Centre for cyber specialists Falanx Assuria. A total of five consoles were designed and installed, accommodating eleven Cyber Analysts in total, and all complete with the new Moni-Trak perfect positioning rail, as well as an Evolution media wall and low level storage units.

OVERVIEW OF CLIENT

The Falanx Group are a security and intelligence provider, employing a team of security professionals and technology experts who work closely with clients to help them defend against global security threats. Having recently set up a new cyber security division, Falanx Assuria, they now provide world-leading cyber defence solutions to government and private clients from their brand new Security Operations Centre, the first suite of its kind, with more to follow internationally.

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

Following an enquiry from their website, Thinking Space was tasked with designing furniture to accommodate eleven Cyber Analysts and Supervisors within an office which had yet to be found. All had very specific tasks to perform, working within three teams. The challenge was to design the consoles to allow each team the ability to converse with each other, whilst still being able to view the Evolution media wall at the front of the room.

Thinking Space has the clear engineering advantage when designing such consoles; their Core Assembly System offers limitless possibilities for bespoke builds.

PROJECT EXECUTION

The desk design proposed allowed for a sweeping curve for each three Analyst console, with individual curved profiles to create an ergonomic environment for each operator.  The Moni-Trak rail was fitted along the length of each console, following the curve of the desk, but allowing for complete flexibility when positioning each monitor support column.  All three large three operator consoles were positioned in clear view of the Evolution media wall, accommodating large flat screen monitors. Two single operator consoles were also provided for supervisor staff, installed at the side of the room.

During the manufacturing stage, clients Falanx Assuria were invited to undertake an inspection of the furniture prior to installation. Brand new premises were found in Reading, and the new furniture was installed within the clients’ occupation timescales.

The completed suite is a quiet, cool and wire-free environment, thanks to the absence of hardware within the room due to the use of KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) switching applications. The clients’ branding is reflected in the colours and materials used by Thinking Space in their furniture solutions, with clever personal touches such as incorporating the clients logo on the curved end panels of each console.

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