- The increase in the volume of business is due to the increase in the clients of the Public Administration and of the IBEX35 companies.
- The company specializing in cybersecurity currently has 225 employees at its headquarters in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Bogotá and Mexico City.
- The powerful R&D+ I workforce of S2 Grupo led them to be the founding member of the European Cyber Security Organization in 2016 and of the companies that leads the R&D strategy of European cybersecurity in the coming years.
Valencia, February 28, 2017.-S2 Grupo, a company specialized in cybersecurity and critical systems management, closed 2016 with a turnover of 10.5 million euros, which represents a growth of 14% compared to 2015, year in which sales amounted to 9.24 billion euros (*see Chart 1).
10% of the total revenue came from its activity in R&D+ I. In this area, since 2005 the company has developed more than 38 projects that have laid the basis for services and products that the company currently sells. Among its latest solutions, Carmen 3.0, created in collaboration with the National Intelligence Center, is the only national capacity for the detection of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
Alongside this, in 2016 it was a founding member of the European Organization for Cyber Security (ECSO) and will be one of the companies to lead the European cybersecurity R&D+i strategy in the coming years.
“We are very satisfied with the growth achieved in the last year, which is mainly due to the increase in the work done in the area of cybersecurity for top-level public agencies, such as Ministries or Autonomous Governments and IBEX35 companies. In addition, coupled with greater numbers of incidents occurring in connected environments and greater technical complexity, the need for more and better qualified personnel has been fostered “, said José Rosell, associate-director of S2 Grupo. S2 Grupo has increased its workforce by 15% in 2016, with a team of 225 people at its headquarters in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Bogotá and Mexico City. (*See Chart 2) “Our goal for 2017 is to reach a turnover of 12 million euros through the increase of our portfolio of strategic clients such as public bodies and IBEX35 companies. In addition, we also expect an increase in our turnover this year from the work done internationally and our consolidation in the Latin American market “, said Miguel A. Juan, associate- director of S2 Grupo.
Corporate Social Responsibility The commitment to society has been a fundamental axis in S2 Grupo since its foundation. As a result of this, and through Protect IT, its program for organizations that work in an innovative way with all its members and families to achieve an effective security awareness. In 2016, more than 1,300 families were trained in cybersecurity. In addition, more than 250 face-to-face sessions were held in companies to disseminate the importance of a security awareness. Of these, 150 sessions were held with employees, more than 20 with senior management teams and more than 20 were specific in cybersecurity. Similarly, more than 20 specific actions of individualized coaching were carried out for senior positions. Since its start up, the company has implemented an Equality Plan that has received recognition from the Ministry of Health and the Town Hall of Valencia. And its blog Hijosdigitales.es has become a reference to help parents and children increase their security in cyberspace and already has more than 10,000 visits a day.
Graph 1: Turnover evolution
Graph 2: Staff turnover