Universities and Colleges are protecting their institutions 24x7x365 using KHIPU’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) Services


Building a cyber security service that meets the needs of HE and FE institutions takes time. In fact, it’s taken KHIPU over two years to develop and deliver a mature SOC service (Managed Detection and Response, MDR ) that is now being used by many institutions including the University of Derby and TEC Partnership.

Across the sector, our SOC teams have learnt that many of our customers want to invest into a cyber security “community-driven” service that doesn’t just provide alerting to threats, it has to be a tailorable SOC platform which blocks attacks immediately, prevents them from happening again and most importantly, is operated by experts who understand the sector and are always available.

We are very pleased to announce two recent case studies, where we have implemented very successful SOC services which are providing 24x7x365 protection and prevention against cyber-attacks. In both cases, our cyber security teams worked in partnership with the customers to develop a solution which fits their requirements and what we believe is a “blueprint” for both the FE and HE sector.

Implementing KHIPU’s SOC to protect against cyber threats

Canterbury Christ Church University, in partnership with KHIPU, transforms and leverages existing security tools into a 24x7x365 Security Operations Centre (SOC) protected environment with sector-wide immediate response, remediation and proactive threat hunting capabilities.

Implementing a world-class SOC at the University of Derby

University of Derby increases cybersecurity to secure the university’s researchers and scientists, some of the most highly cited in the world.


Protection Against Sophisticated Attacks

24x7x365 Managed Detection & Response Services across multi-site HE and FE campuses.

“Around The Clock” proactive cyber threat prevention.


KHIPU’s Security Operations Centre (SOC) has been chosen by Sheffield Hallam University to provide 24x7x365 cyber threat monitoring, detection and response services.

  • James Eaglesfield, Head of IT Governance and Portfolio, University of Derby

    The XMDR service gives us the granular visibility we’ve never had before. We can’t be certain what comes in through an endpoint. Cortex XDR, as part of the KHIPU XMDR, ensures the university has a trusted endpoint and network protection strategy proven to identify, stop, and prevent attacks.

  • Robert Morton, Group Executive Director of IT, TEC Partnership

    After reviewing and trialling different technologies, we chose KHIPU to integrate their Palo Alto Cortex XDR solution in with our Palo Alto firewall estate, which provides a standardised approach to cyber security prevention and detection. Their service also includes a 24x7x365 incident response team that have expert knowledge, experience and capabilities in monitoring and detecting threats throughout our multi-site network. We have a successful working relationship with KHIPU and look forward to their continued support and services and to also share our experiences with institutions across the educational sector.

  • Sarah Cockrill, Director of Digital Strategy & IT, Canterbury Christ Church University.

    Partnering with KHIPU allows us to effectively mitigate resourcing challenges seen across the IT sector and give, us access to specialist resource that provides us that 24/7 365-day cover. This gives us a level of protection, against cyber risks we cannot meet through our own internal resourcing alone.

  • Andy Powell, Deputy Director, CTO, Canterbury Christ Church University

    A big challenge for us was to find a suitable cyber security service that gave us the confidence that we are being monitored, alerted and protected 24x7x365 – especially out of hours where we could find ourselves exposed. It took us a long time to find a SOC service which was not disruptive to operate, had been designed for the education sector and one that we proved worked effectively in our environment. We are very pleased to have partnered with KHIPU on our SOC journey.

  • Dave Thornley, Head of Digital Architecture, Digital Technology Services, Sheffield Hallam University

    Without having out of hours 24x7x365 cyber threat monitoring, protection and incident response is a huge risk for any organisation. To address this we have chosen KHIPU’s SOC to provide Extended Managed Detection and Response. Key reasons why we selected KHIPU include that their SOC is staffed by cyber experts who are always available, their service integrates into our existing environment and doesn’t just alert, it protects and prevents threats, and their credibility in the sector.

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