Initially providing cyber security management consulting, Summons discovered a trend amongst SME clients. Typically, many SMEs had already invested in security technology, but lacked the resources, skills and experience to fully realise the value of their investments. Furthermore, company boards were increasingly demanding their IT and security teams demonstrate cyber assurance, yet often without significant additional investment.
This insight enabled Summons to identify and develop a more adaptable approach to supporting a client’s security requirements; one that could leverage a client’s existing technology, maximise or supplement their existing resources and align with their limited budget. To meet this requirement, Summons partnered with an old colleague, Gabriel Wilson – developing their first Security Operations Centre (SOC) in 2012 – after which Wilson continued architecting and building security operations services for one of the largest global security providers.
Together, Summons and Wilson developed a differentiated security operations model that leveraged a client’s existing IT and security technology with the advantage of developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and end-to-end automation. Summons and Wilson also recruited SOC staff they had worked together with for five years previously. This level of SOC maturity now provides exceptional benefits to clients.
Further differentiating the service, Summons and Wilson brought another old colleague, Ross Pollock, on board: an experienced capital programme manager and a native South African residing in Cape Town, South Africa. The aim was to establish a Cape Town managed service base to establish a more attractive cost model for European clients.
Originally named CyberFusion3, we rebranded in 2022 as Opliciti to better communicate our vision and values.