NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group, has formed the Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) to replace what was known formerly as the Security Engineering and Research Team (SERT), which last year transitioned under the NTT Security brand.
The concept of the GTIC was formed with the understanding that to stay ahead and address today’s widespread security threats, NTT Security must bring together all of its international threat intelligence assets under one roof to work together across regional lines. Utilising a threat-driven approach, the newly formed GTIC will strengthen the collaboration and coordination of the company’s intelligence resources by leveraging the power of existing capabilities throughout the world to address the latest security challenges.
The GTIC will serve as the primary focal point within NTT Security for contextualising, enhancing and enriching threat intelligence-related information throughout NTT Security and its clients. Working in conjunction with NTT-CERT, an internal security entity within NTT, on joint experiments and research activities, the GTIC is uniquely situated to empower frontline Managed Security Services (MSS) SOC analysts, research analysts, network security engineers, professional security service consultants and incident response handlers to gather, share, and apply threat-related information. Through applied threat intelligence, NTT Security’s customers realise the actual and not just theoretical protection of threat intelligence.
Jun Sawada, Global CEO, NTT Security, comments: “With the explosive growth of endpoint devices, large scale and fast changing network infrastructures, along with the Internet of Things (IoT), operational technology (OT) and cloud services adoption, the cyber threat environment and level of criminal activity has changed. Cyber threats by their nature are global, and our threat intelligence capabilities will now reflect this, offering a global view of the threat landscape but with regional delivery.”
As NTT Security moves towards strengthening its global presence as a full services threat intelligence provider, leveraging backbone data, advanced analytics and machine learning technology, the newly formed GTIC provides a centralised and shared approach to threat intelligence for customers. The GTIC’s mission is to apply actionable and comprehensive insight that reduces risk and operational effort for its clients and customers. With a unified approach to threat intelligence, the goal is to provide relevant, actionable, timely and transparent intelligence that is verifiable and customisable. NTT Security will continue to enhance its defensive technologies and techniques to help customers protect assets and improve global visibility.
Steven Bullitt, Vice President, Threat Intelligence and Investigation for NTT Security, who previously worked for the US Secret Service overseeing cyber and criminal investigations, says: “NTT Security is proactively addressing the global nature of the cyber security landscape by providing a global presence to intelligence that is regionally executed. The formation of the GTIC involves transformational change in the way we combat cyber crime, applying advanced regional countermeasures to protect our clients, while understanding that the threats are borderless and have no boundaries.”