T-Systems Launches Security Operations Centre in Singapore

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T-Systems, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, has officially opened a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Singapore.

With the opening of the local SOC in the 13th country, the company brings more than its decades of expertise in the protection of technical infrastructures and data to Singapore, demonstrating its investment in APAC, and commitment to protect its customers worldwide.

With the SOC’s superior functionality and its strengths in 24/7 operation, a team of experts is now keeping an eye on the APAC region around the clock, searching for anomalies and already known malicious patterns. Cybercriminals are acquiring chameleon-like characteristics, getting more organised, layering attacks and updating techniques to escape detection. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly helping to detect known and unknown threats, and dramatically reduce response times.

“Cybercriminals are growing smarter and developing more sophisticated strategies, which makes traditional defence methods and tools less effective,” said Arkadiusz Czopor, Managing Director of T-Systems Asia South. “The SOC also needs to follow an intelligence-driven approach, not only in combating security issues when they are detected, but also in proactively hunting threats in order to predict attacks and prevent incidents.”

The SOC taps on T-Systems’ in-house correlated data feeds to provide early attack detection and share this information with customers in real time. This is made possible by automating the exchange of the latest, accurate threat intelligence data, together with advanced tooling support – which correlates information to provide fast overview of Indicators of Compromise (IOC), and filters as high as 98% of all false-positives. The new SOC shores up and supports insights on Singapore and APAC-centric threat landscape, which are corroborated with global threat intelligence, to produce highly contextualised security strategies for customers.

Managed and operated by Telekom Security, a business unit within T-Systems for cybersecurity solutions, the new SOC serves the growing demand for world-class cybersecurity expertise to deliver managed security services to clients in Singapore and around the world. It is powered by Deutsche Telekom’s Threat Intelligence Platform which collects, curates and provides threat intelligence data from more than 3,300 internal and external information sources. It is part of a network of 17 SOCs around the world. Through this network, each day, over 6 billion data records are evaluated regarding cyberattacks; 100 million mails are analyzed against spam, phishing and malware; and 12 million attacks on 3,400 physical honeypot sensors are being analyzed for new threat actors for clients worldwide.

“T-Systems’ proactive approach to deepen our understanding of cyberthreats worldwide, particularly those impacting time-critical operations, helps our customers better manage known threats and allocate resources in the anticipation of emerging threats. We are proud to bring our state-of-the-art technology, and German data protection standards to Asia”, said Dirk Backofen, Sr Vice President, T-Systems and Head of Telekom Security.

As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, T-Systems is making great strides to beef up its global threat intelligence network. The company recently formed the “Sharing is for Caring” coalition, uniting security and incident response teams worldwide to enhance threat intelligence sharing. The coalition is made up of cybersecurity industry heavyweights, such as FIRST.org, Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics and Trusted Introducer.

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