NTT Security: The Resilience Movement
“When digital transformation is done right, it is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, but when done wrong, all you have is a fast caterpillar.”-- George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy.
Many components contribute to driving digital transformation for modern day stakeholders. The most prominent component in that transformation is the prioritisation of "data". There are two significant pieces of the puzzle that need immediate attention in the focus on “data”: a centralised security approach (due to the expansion of the digital footprint of companies) and a focus on the handling and protection of that data due to the introduction of international regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
It has become increasingly important to embed security solutions and processes into the very fabric of a business to ensure a holistic security program that can secure digital assets and mitigate information security risks such as large scale data leaks.
This is where the limelight shifts to NTT Security, a firm well-poised to protect its clients and their data on their digital transformation journey.
The Need for NTT
Where NTT Security creates a difference from the rest of the pack is with its "Holistic Approach"—where managed security services (MSS) can be bundled with its wide range of security consulting offerings for a holistic security posture. These services respond to clients’ diverse needs under constantly changing environments such as global trends of rapidly strengthening data protection regulations, on top of evolving cyber threats.
NTT Security's SOCs utilize its proprietary Global Managed Security Services Platform (GMSSP) to collect, analyse, identify, and respond to security incidents. With GMSSP, they can provide global clients with a broad array of managed security services, including Threat Detection utilizing Advanced Analytics and Threat Hunting, monitoring for regulatory compliance, Device Management, and Vulnerability Management. Its MSS platform also embeds MDR features such as those from Carbon Black, FireEye, and CounterTack.
NTT Security holds the ability to handle both “security for cloud” and “security on cloud" requirements to provide a countermeasure to the rising diversity and complexity of threats. The firm incorporates a number of security measures including cybersecurity strategy consultation prior to implementation, MSS and technical support, threat detection and post-incident response measures such as security system improvement, remote response by MDR, and on-site incident response to cover the confidentiality and availability of data.
In addition to MSS, NTT Security further enhances its clients’ security posture with its Strategic and Technical Consulting services with real-world data and proven frameworks to build a security strategy and defence architecture that allows the client to achieve their business objectives while meeting risk tolerance in adapting to the digitalisation of business. The firm's experienced consultants with knowledge of security technology and strategy help support clients to adhere to government and industry regulatory compliance and international data breach regulations.
What to Expect in the Future?
Since its genesis, NTT Security has established itself as a managed security service provider – protecting the client’s data environment with findings of critical incidents that customers must deal with including unknown threats and stealth threats.
Moreover, in the future, the firm aims to enhance its MSS with endpoint detection and response (EDR) analysis, and User Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) as new service features utilizing automatic behavior analysis. The threat intelligence capabilities will also be enriched by partnership with Cyber Threat Alliance, as well as tapping onto Dark Web intelligence for reconnaissance stage analysis. NTT Security plans to expand into MSS for public cloud such as AWS, as well as OT and IoT security. With so much in store, NTT Security will only scale up the ladder to the top in days to come.