NTT Security Launches IT/OT Services

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 03:09 PM gHale

Tokyo-based NTT Security Corporation launched “IT/OT Integrated Security Services.”

The new services will go to market through the NTT Group companies, Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA, forming a suite of integrated services.

Companies are now working toward IT/OT (Operational Technology) alignment.

OT systems, when connected to the Internet, can streamline business operations by advanced supply chain management, realization of mass customization and improve 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 and industrial control systems, to cyber threats. In addition, cyberattacks and cybersecurity incidents on these infrastructures are also increasing, which spans ransomware infections like WannaCry to cyberweapon strikes like Stuxnet and CrashOverride.

“In the era of IoT, cybersecurity incidents can cause huge impact and damage on enterprise business operations and society,” said Jun Sawada, chief executive at NTT Security. “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.”

IT/OT Integrated Security Services are the result of consulting services and managed security services. Consulting services visualize components and potential risks of an industrial control system, and provides effective and efficient security measures. Managed Security Service provides proactive defense for industrial control system by continuously monitoring, detecting and blocking a cyberattack.

NTT Security is the specialized security company of NTT Group. Group companies Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA, work within the organization.

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