NTT DATA Introduces New Global Cybersecurity Strategy to Help Clients Boost Protection Against Cyber Risks | NTT DATA

Thu, 11 January 2024

NTT DATA Introduces New Global Cybersecurity Strategy to Help Clients Boost Protection Against Cyber Risks

Company aims to increase cybersecurity professionals globally to 15,000 over the next five years.

NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, today announced a new globally unified cybersecurity strategy to provide end-to-end support for clients in confronting increasingly sophisticated cyber threats to accelerate their business transformation. The strategy builds on the existing cybersecurity services of NTT DATA and is directed at further expanding capabilities and expertise across the world.

As a global critical infrastructure player, NTT DATA has a track record of over 30 years of CSIRT experience and the world's largest Zero Trust environments for approx.190,000 all group employees in 56 countries and regions. Based on these experiences, NTT DATA is providing security outsourcing service and protecting the world's leading companies from critical situations caused by massive cyber-attacks. NTT DATA's revenue from managed security services in the global market ranked second worldwide in 2022.

The new strategy includes a comprehensive range of advanced cybersecurity services on a global basis from strategy and technical consulting to technology integration, unified managed detection and response, and crisis response. The services consist of 15 globally unified technology domains to cover corporate cyber risks. NTT DATA is striving to adopt emerging technologies to stay ahead of cyber threats and is also strengthening partner collaborations and talent development globally so that multinational corporations can rely on consistent cybersecurity experience anywhere in the world. The global strategy will assist clients in overcoming the differences and challenges of each location in terms of the business environment, resources, language, culture, and laws and regulations. NTT DATA plans to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals to approximately 15,000 by the end of FY2027. NTT DATA also aims to further strengthen its end-to-end service portfolio by leveraging emerging technologies such as post-quantum cryptography (PQC)6 and NTT Group's proprietary artificial intelligence (AI).

"NTT DATA aims to create a safer digital society, enabling our clients to focus on business innovation and growth," said Hidehiko Tanaka, Senior Vice President, Head of Technology and Innovation General Headquarters, NTT DATA Group Corporation. "Our new cybersecurity strategy brings together our worldwide resources, deep industry insights, and advanced technical skills to provide clients with comprehensive protection against today's sophisticated threats. We aim to enable business transformations by a coherent global approach that stays a step ahead of evolving cyber threats, helping our clients to continue their growth with peace of mind."

"Bringing together NTT Ltd. and NTT DATA, it allows the firm to put more end-to-end abilities and demonstrate the breadth and depth of its offerings. Moreover, the firm's industry-led go-to-market approach elevates cyber to a higher level which ensures a better alignment between cybersecurity and client organization's business objectives," said Cathy Huang, Research Director, Worldwide Security Services, IDC. "In addition, NTT DATA's own Zero Trust journey and success brings lots of credibility when the firm is advising its clients' zero trust journeys," she added.





The consequences of cyber-attacks, including ransomware and supply chain attacks, are growing increasingly severe. For companies to expand their business globally while ensuring reliability, they need to strengthen security widely across all their global locations. However, it is a challenge for many companies to overcome differences in language, culture, laws and regulations, business environments, and employee security awareness, etc. to achieve a high level of security across the globe. Furthermore, there is a worldwide shortage of cybersecurity talents with industry knowledge and advanced technical skills. It is not easy even for many security firms to provide consistent services on a global scale, from the formulation of effective cybersecurity strategies, aligned with business strategies and diverse IT environments, to the implementation of security measures, security operations, and immediate response to emergencies.


Overview of Globally Unified Cybersecurity Strategy

NTT DATA is launching a globally unified cybersecurity strategy to provide one-stop support for organizations tackling cybersecurity challenges globally. NTT DATA has consolidated and standardized its long-accumulated cybersecurity expertise and evolved to consistently provide high value in end-to-end services on a global scale, from strategy to implementation of security measures, managed services, and crisis response.

NTT DATA's global cybersecurity services portfolio contains 15 globally unified technology domains to provide comprehensive coverage of corporate cyber risks and is designed to be composable and flexible which enables a combination of various service types and solutions. NTT DATA's global team of 7,500 professionals leverages the assets developed by combining best practices from various regions and supports customers in multiple countries by providing a homogeneous service globally. Working together with strategic partner companies that hold extensive track records globally in a wide range of technical fields, NTT DATA enhances the technology assets necessary for global service deployment. NTT DATA is also strengthening the development of experts in various technical fields and establishing a global delivery system through its Global Talent Development Program. This provides the optimal solution for each client on a global scale while tailoring to local needs such as business and regulatory requirements.


Future Plans

NTT DATA is expanding its relationship with strategic partners in various technical fields to further enhance and expand its services, enabling a more efficient and quick service provision. By the end of FY2027, NTT DATA aims to increase the number of cybersecurity professionals to approximately 15,000 through its Global Talent Development Program. As a leading company, NTT DATA enhances the cyber resilience of our global client companies, supports their business transformation, and contributes to the realization of a safe and secure society.


Reference: Highlights of NTT DATA's Cybersecurity

For more than 30 years, NTT DATA has been driving the sustainable growth of the digital society by supporting critical social infrastructures such as government, finance, healthcare, telecommunications, and utilities in Japan and abroad with secure and reliable systems. As a company responsible for safe and secure social infrastructure, NTT DATA is also committed to ensuring its own security with a long track record of incident response through its own CSIRT organization and with the world's largest Zero Trust environment for all 190,000 group employees in 56 countries and regions. Furthermore, NTT DATA has been participating in government and industry cybersecurity initiatives, sharing cyber threat intelligence and best practices gained from years of experience and building a community of mutually trusted companies and organizations.



NTT DATA has ranked second by revenue in Gartner® Market Share Analysis: Managed Security Services, Worldwide, 2022.*


*Gartner, Market Share Analysis: Managed Security Services, Worldwide, 2022, By, Travis Lee, Matt Milone, Mark PohtoRustam Malik, Published 19 May 2023. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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