NTT Security Launches Global Threat Intelligence Center

NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has announced the formation of the Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC).

The GTIC replaces what was known formerly as the Security Engineering and Research Team (SERT).  According to the vendor, the concept of the GTIC was formed with the understanding that to address today’s widespread security threats, NTT Security must bring together its international threat intelligence assets under one roof to work together across regional lines.

Utilizing a threat-driven approach, the newly formed GTIC will strengthen the collaboration and coordination of the company’s intelligence resources by leveraging existing capabilities throughout the world to address the latest security challenges.

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 intelligence that is verifiable and customizable. NTT Security will continue to enhance its defensive technologies and techniques to help customers protect assets and improve global visibility.

With the 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, said Jun Sawada, global CEO, NTT Security. Moreover, he added, cyber threats are by nature global, and NTT’s threat intelligence capabilities will now reflect this, offering a comprehensive view of the threat landscape but with regional delivery.

The GTIC will serve as the primary focal point within NTT Security for contextualizing, 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 situated to help 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.

NTT Security’s next annual threat report, known as the Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR), which analyzes global threat trends based on log, event, attack, incident and vulnerability data from clients, will be released at the end of  April. The 2017 report will analyze 6.2 billion attacks containing approximately 3.5 trillion logs. Pre-registration is now available to download the report here. For more information, go to