- This afternoon the president of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, and the Minister of Finance, Vicente Soler, have visited their new headquarters in this city.
- S2 Grupo is committed to making Spain one of the world leaders in the field of cybersecurity and Valencia become the world capital of cyber-intelligence by supporting the development of a European Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity.
- The company has achieved that the technology of a Valencian company is presented to the world as the basis of the Spanish security model promoted and defended by the National Cryptological Center under the National Intelligence Center.
Valencia, September 26, 2019.- Coinciding with the celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Valencian company S2 Grupo has opened in Valencia one of the most advanced cybersecurity centers in the world. These are highly technological facilities which, together with their Cybersecurity Operations Center also located in this city, are unique and have made Valencia the center of European cybersecurity.
The new facilities, located in C/ Joan Reglá nº6, received this afternoon the visit of the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig. In addition, the meeting was attended by the managing-partners of S2 Grupo, Miguel A. Juan and José Rosell, and the Minister of Finance, Vicent Soler, among other authorities.
The company’s new corporate headquarters, has 1,200 m2 and a capacity for 150 people, and its function is to centralize the Corporate Management, the R&D+i Development Center and a new industrial cybersecurity laboratory. In this way, its facilities in C/ Ramiro de Maeztu (Valencia) have become one of the world’s safest, most advanced and complete Cybersecurity Operations Centers (CERT, response center for cybersecurity incidents) with a capacity of 2,500 m2.
“The expansion of our facilities is the result of the growth experienced by S2 Grupo, of our commitment to consolidate the company’s presence in the Valencian Community and, of course, the creation of wealth through the creation of qualified and stable employment. We have just celebrated our 15th anniversary and today we are experiencing a new milestone in the history of this company that is committed to the development of an economic model that is also based on companies of high technological value that contribute to project internationally an image of a modern and advanced nation”, said José Rosell, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
”S2 Grupo was born 15 years ago with the desire to anticipate a cyber secure world in a society in which technology is increasingly present in all daily processes, whether professional or personal. In this context, new digital risks have emerged, unknown thus far, with a very strong technological burden and an unprecedented impact on society. Our commitment is to continue working and researching to create solutions that allow Europe to be technologically independent in the field of cybersecurity”, said Miguel A. Juan, managing partner of S2 Grupo.
The president of the Generalitat has stressed the importance of S2 Grupo having such a clear objective for 15 years and its commitment to a cyber-secure society, at a time when it did not imagine that cybersecurity would be what it is today. In addition, he stressed that thanks to this company, Valencia has become a pole of interest in this area in Europe.
An investment of more than 1 million euros has been made for this project to expand its headquarters, which arose as a result of the growth experienced by the company in accordance with its 2018-2022 strategic plan. In addition, S2 Grupo has work centers in Madrid, Barcelona, Brussels, Bogotá, Bríndisi, Mexico City and Lisbon. Together with these cities, it continues its international expansion and is beginning to develop its activity in Chile, Panama, Peru and Ecuador.
Since its birth in 2004, S2 Grupo has become a leading company in the security environment on an international scale and has experienced continuous growth. The company closed 2018 with a turnover of 15.5 million euros, representing a growth of more than 30% compared to the previous year. In addition, he has opted for the creation of dignified and quality employment and currently has a staff of 350 people of which 280 are recruited in the city of Valencia, most of them graduates of Valencian universities.
Its clients include leading companies in the distribution, energy, banking and insurance, healthcare, industry and government sectors.
S2 Grupo: World reference in cybersecurity
S2 Grupo has achieved that the technology of a Valencian company is presented to the world as the basis of the Spanish security model promoted and defended by the National Cryptological Center under the National Intelligence Center. In this sense, the Valencian technology developed by S2 Grupo and used by the Generalitat Valenciana, is currently deployed in private companies around the world, in more than 200 agencies of the General State Administration, in different Autonomous Communities and also begins to be deployed in local entities.
This same technology is also being used to guarantee security in electoral processes of town halls, Autonomous Communities, and the Spanish state, as well as to guarantee cybersecurity in international electoral processes. GLORIA and CARMEN are the star products of cyber-vigilance and cyber-intelligence developed in Valencia with national and international projection.
The objective of S2 Grupo is to continue growing, opening different work centers in other parts of Spain, Europe and Latin America, and investing in R&D & I, in order to develop solutions that allow Europe to be technologically independent in cybersecurity and cyber-intelligence. In this sense, S2 Grupo is committed to working for Spain to be one of the world leaders in this field and Valencia becomes the world capital of cyber-intelligence supporting the development of a European Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity or Cyber Intelligence.
S2 Grupo cybersecurity laboratory
This meeting also showed the work developed by the team of experts of S2 Grupo through an example applied to the cybersecurity of a “connected” car and in its ICU Lab, where work is being done to advance in the cyber-protection of healthcare environments. S2 Grupo has become a benchmark in this area and recently highlighted the agreement signed with the European Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA) for the cyber-protection of the European health system.
Along with this, the managing-partners of S2 Grupo have presented their Cryptonics Consulting to the president of the Generalitat, the Minister of Finance and the rest of the attendees, their spin-off specialized in blockchain and cybersecurity that offers consulting services and developments with blockchain technology and cryptography made from the cybersecurity perspective.