The specialised security company of NTT Group, NTT Security Corporation, has launched IT/OT Integrated Security Services.
To enable “successful” digital transformation initiatives for its clients, the services will be taken to market globally through NTT Group companies, Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA, forming part of its suite of integrated services.
Firms are 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.
‘Cyber security incidents can cause huge impact’
IT/OT convergence exposes critical infrastructure (such as electricity, gas, water) and industrial control systems to traditional and OT threats.
Meanwhile, cyber attacks and cyber security incidents on these infrastructures are increasing, which spans ransomware infections like WannaCry to cyber weapon strikes like Stuxnet and CrashOverride.
Jun Sawada, CEO at NTT Security, said: “In the era of IoT, cyber security incidents can cause huge impact and damage on enterprise business operations and society.
“Therefore, in addition to conventional cyber security 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 cyber security and risk management.”
‘Consulting services visualise components’
NTT Security provides IT/OT Integrated Security Services based on its strength in Global Threat Intelligence and Cyber Threat Advanced Analytics accumulated through global operations.
IT/OT Integrated Security Services are delivered through a combination of both consulting services (CS) and managed security services (MSS).
Consulting services (CS) visualise components and potential risks of an industrial control system, providing effective and efficient security measures.
Managed security service (MSS) provides proactive defence for industrial control system by continuously monitoring, detecting and blocking a cyber attack.
IT/OT Integrated Security Services overview:
|CS||Comprehension of IT/OT|
Integrated System and Potential
Threats and Risks
|· Asset Discovery|
· Security Risk Assessment
· Security Vulnerability Assessment
|Design and Establishment of|
IT/OT Integrated Security
|· Security Programme Building Consulting|
– Security Policy/Procedure, Asset Management, Vulnerability Management, Incident Management, Training etc.· Design and Implementation of Security measures
– Segmentation, Access Control, Host hardening etc.
|MSS||Proactive Defence||· Security Monitoring & Triage|
– Event Monitoring, Notification, Device Monitoring, etc.· IT/OT Gateway Defence
– Detection and Block of predictive cyber attack with IT/OT gateway.
Written from press release by Leah Alger