Cyber security company extends reach to IIoT

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Integrated security services provide security cover for traditional IT assets as well as the extended industrial internet of things.

NTT Security has launched “IT/OT Integrated Security Services”. The new services will be taken to market globally through the NTT Group companies, Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA, forming part of its suite of integrated services to enable successful digital transformation initiatives for its clients.

Companies are increasingly working towards IT/OT (Operational Technology) alignment. OT systems, when connected to the internet, streamline business operations by advanced supply chain management, realisation of mass customisation and improvement of customer experience, as well as find new intelligence employing IoT (the Internet of Things) and Big Data analytics. As a result, IT/OT convergence is exposing everything, including critical infrastructure (such as electricity, gas, water) and industrial control systems (such as factories, transport and logistics) to traditional and OT threats. Meanwhile, cyberattacks and cybersecurity incidents on these infrastructures are also increasing, which includes ransomware infections like WannaCry to cyberweapon strikes like Stuxnet and CrashOverride.

Jun Sawada, CEO at NTT Security, says: “In the era of IoT, cybersecurity incidents can cause huge impact and damage on enterprise business operations and society. Therefore, in addition to conventional cybersecurity measures to protect information assets, OT security measures to protect critical assets and ensure business continuity must also be considered as part of a continuous approach to cybersecurity and risk management.”

NTT Security provides IT/OT Integrated Security Services based on its strength in Global Threat Intelligence and Cyber Threat Advanced Analytics through its global operations.

IT/OT Integrated Security Services are delivered via a combination of both Consulting Services (CS) and Managed Security Services (MSS). Consulting Services visualise components and potential risks of an industrial control system and provides effective and efficient security measures. Managed Security Services provide proactive defence for industrial control systems by continuously monitoring, detecting and blocking a cyberattack.

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