CYFIRMA and NTT DATA INTELLILINK Establish Partnership to Deliver Predictive and Personalized Cyber Threat Intelligence

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The collaboration provides comprehensive security services where big data is harnessed to support successful digital transformation at scale

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Our partnership with NTT DATA INTELLILINK is very timely as it brings predictive, contextual and comprehensive cyber-intelligence to Japan so that leaders can now know the threats that are coming towards them and gain the upper hand against cybercriminals

CYFIRMA K.K., a threat discovery and cyber intelligence platform company funded by Goldman Sachs, Zodius Capital and Z3Partners (Headquarter: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Kumar Ritesh, CYFIRMA) and NTT DATA INTELLILINK Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Tsuyoshi Kitani, NTT DATA INTELLILINK) today announced their collaboration to bring the next-generation cybersecurity offerings to the market. The partnership will see the introduction of ‘outside-in’ cyber-intelligence approach combined with advanced cybersecurity services to predict cyberthreats, avert impending attacks, and ensure secure digital transformation for enterprises.

Through this partnership, CYFIRMA’s threat discovery and cyber-intelligence platform will be integrated with NTT DATA INTELLILINK’s services to deliver an end-to-end suite of cybersecurity offerings which comprises of external threat intelligence, threat-led penetration test (TLPT), zero-trust network services, and managed security services.

According to CYFIRMA’s research, cyberthreats have increased in both intensity as well as sophistication, largely aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to 600 per cent increase in phishing, malware, brute-force and web-based attacks in the last four months. This calls for an urgent need to address cybersecurity as part of corporate strategy. Organizations in Japan are encouraged to embark on a three-step approach as part of their cyber defense strategies. First, deploy threat intelligence to understand the threat landscape. Second, use the intelligence and insights gathered to build security controls. Third, develop a rapid response system to manage the situation in the unfortunate event of an actual attack. Japanese organizations are under pressure to promote a comprehensive security strategy that addresses both before and after an attack, including "cyber resilience" for rapid recovery.

CYFIRMA and NTT DATA INTELLILINK are therefore collaborating to help Japanese organizations adopt an "outside-in approach" (understand enterprise cyber risks from an attacker's perspective) by utilizing cyber threat intelligence. This partnership is established to help enterprises drive, implement and support effective cyber security strategies before actual attacks occur, providing insight on potential cyber risks.

CYFIRMA's DeCYFIR enables companies to identify potential threats in the early planning stages of a cyber attack. Based on analysis of threat indicators collected from the deep web, dark web, hacker forums and other closed forums, as well as CYFIRMA's own research, attacks can be predicted using probability prediction models and analytics engines. DeCYFIR provides personalized intelligence for each client where insights are customized in accordance to the client’s industry, geography, and technology. Insights provided will help clients optimize cybersecurity resources depending on severity of the threats.

NTT DATA INTELLILINK provides a broad range of IT services encompassing system implementation support, cybersecurity services, and consulting services to help clients comply with international standards and obtain ISMS (ISO/IEC27001) certification. In addition, NTT DATA INTELLILINK is one of the first accredited inspection organizations to provide support service for credit card industry security standards known as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). NTT DATA INTELLILINK has accumulated over 20 years of expertise in cybersecurity, helping companies attain compliance and certification of various security standards, codes, laws and regulations, both domestic and international, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

[The role of both companies]

CYFIRMA: CYFIRMA provides one-time threat assessment services using DeCYFIR. DeCYFIR finds threats relevant to a specific organization from the depths of cyberspace, removes noise, deciphers the signs of an attack and provides useful insights. Through the provision of three layers of cyber intelligence - strategic, management, and tactical - DeCYFIR provides the capability to respond to cyber criminals and state-sponsored hacker groups before an actual cyber attack occurs.

NTT DATA INTELLILINK: NTT DATA INTELLILINK provides TLPT (Threat Led Peneration Test) services that utilize DeCYFIR's threat intelligence to develop realistic attack scenarios, conduct pseudo-attacks in accordance with those scenarios, and evaluate the response capabilities of organizations and systems in order to improve their ability to respond to incidents. NTT DATA INTELLILINK also provides zero-trust network services, 24X7 managed security services, threat hunting, and cyber hygiene support. These services will utilize DeCYFIR’s insights. The overall services will contribute towards helping clients establish advance cybersecurity strategies.

Spokesman Quote:

Kumar Ritesh, Representative Director of CYFIRMA K.K. and Chairman and CEO of CYFIRMA Holdings:
The global pandemic, trade wars and geo-political tensions that have brought great uncertainty to the economy have also become a catalyst triggering transformation in the ways we manage and operate technology. They have accelerated digitalization and brought about the inevitable rise in intensity and sophistication of cyberthreats. Remote working has resulted in new attack vectors, integration of business applications with third-party systems can create new vulnerabilities, and employees unaccustomed and untrained in cybersecurity practices can heighten digital risk. Our partnership with NTT DATA INTELLILINK is very timely as it brings predictive, contextual and comprehensive cyber-intelligence to Japan so that leaders can now know the threats that are coming towards them and gain the upper hand against cybercriminals

Headquartered in Singapore and Tokyo, CYFIRMA is a leading threat discovery and cybersecurity platform company. Its cloud-based AI and ML-powered cyber intelligence analytics platform helps organizations proactively identify potential threats at the planning stage of cyberattacks, offers deep insights into their cyber landscape, and amplifies preparedness by keeping the organization’s cybersecurity posture up-to-date, resilient, and ready against upcoming attacks. CYFIRMA works with many Fortune 500 companies. The company has offices and teams located in Singapore, Japan and India.

NTT DATA INTELLILINK Corporation (NTT DATA INTELLILINK), as a member of the NTT DATA Group, aims to provide new value to clients by designing, constructing, and operating mission-critical information and communication system infrastructures using the latest technologies. As the Internet has made the latest technologies accessible to all people around the world, innovations in fundamental technologies such as open source and cloud services are rapidly advancing.

Part of our English name "INTELLILINK" was coined with the meaning of connecting "intelligence". In order to continuously acquire cutting-edge technologies in an open environment, we will continue to provide our clients with new intelligences that are constantly being born.

For media inquiries, please contact the following:

Yusuke TATENO, public relations officer, CYFIRMA K.K.
Tel: 81-3-6378-1044
E-mail:marketing@cyfirma.com

Komatsu, Wada, and Kanda, Sales Planning Department, Sales Headquarters,
NTT DATA INTELLILINK
Tel: 81-3-5843-6860
E-mail:pr-info@intellilink.co.jp

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