The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means both adaption and opportunities for the businesses. Our object is to help navigating and clarifying what the regulation implies for your company and our society.
The GDPR is initiated by the European Commission with the aim to strengthen citizen’s right as well as facilitate business by simplifying rules for companies in the digital market, by acting under one single rule within the EU. It came into force on 24 May 2016 and shall be applied from 25 May 2018.
Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated – and they know no borders. Typically companies experience 2 - 4 targeted attacks per year* and increasingly need to be more prepared and agile.
To detect incidents and take appropriate action fast, Tieto expands its Security Operations Centre, an end-to-end security operation centre solution, with the intent to include Symantec global security monitoring. The new service helps to reduce risks and improve visibility by correlating customer’s local data with global threat intelligence. When integrated into Tieto’s extensive portfolio of security services, the new service increases ability to detect and respond to incidents early and more efficiently.
“Tieto Security Services start-up actively teams up with other market-leading solution providers to create an agile global security ecosystem to bring world leading technology competencies to our customers in the Nordic market,” says Markus Melin Head of Security Services at Tieto.
“We will combine managed security services and highly skilled local security expertise from Tieto together with Symantec’s global security monitoring services.When integrated into Tieto’s extensive portfolio of security services, our customers can better predict security attacks, minimize the impacts and speed up response time to ensure business continuity,” continues Melin.
With the new ecosystem partner Tieto integrates threat intelligence from Symantec’s industry leading Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 63.8 million attack sensors and records thousands of events per second. This network monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and territories worldwide. In addition, Tieto gets access to a network of over 1000 security analysts and research professionals in six Security Operations Centers and 11 Security Response Centers around the world.
“Adding Symantec offerings to our Security Services ecosystem offers us unparalleled visibility of the evolving threat landscape to identify and block new and emerging threats. With our partners’ technology solutions, we will get timely, relevant, actionable data about emerging global threats, threat sources and vulnerabilities. As a long-time partner of customers operating in several industries in the Nordic, Tieto has an excellent opportunity to translate the global threats into measurable actions and offer faster and more proactive response and incident management to our clients in the Nordic market,” concludes Melin.
“We are excited to partner with Tieto on this new service to the Nordic market. The service should help Tieto’s customers both report incidents as required by the new EU privacy regulation (GDPR), which will come into force in May 2018, and quickly detect and prioritize any security incidents in order to protect their customers businesses” says Gabriel Silfverhjelm, Nordic Regional Director at Symantec.
Symantec is a global leader in cybersecurity. Operating one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks enabling them to see more threats, and protect more customers from the next generation of attacks.
Tieto´s Security Services operate within Tieto as an internal startup and are developed to secure the digital operations of enterprises and public sector organizations. The managed security services model will help any organization to achieve visibility, simplicity and protection for their digital assets.
The Tieto Security Services start-up will actively team up with other market-leading solution providers to create an agile worldwide security ecosystem and has previously announced a collaboration with Dell and CySec.
* According to latest Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec: https://www.symantec.com/security-center/threat-report
· Read more about Tieto Security Services: www.tieto.com/security
· Tieto’s Security blogs: https://perspectives.tieto.com/tags/cyber-security/
· Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec: https://www.symantec.com/security-center/threat-report
· Markus Melin on Twitter: @markusmelin and @TietoCorp #security #mssp
For further information, please contact:
Tieto: Markus Melin, Head of Security Services: markus.melin[at]tieto.com, +358 400 94 1121
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. www.tieto.com
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It's also reasonable to ask what all the fuzz is about and think that chatbots are just another internet hype.
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In April, Facebook opened Messenger for chatbot app developers. Millions of people already chat with Xiaoice on the Chinese micro-blogging service Weibo. Some are already arguing that, for rather obvious reasons, chatbots are here to stay.
For individuals, chatbots offer nice treats. If it’s possible to check the weather broadcast, ask questions from the president of the US or order food without leaving Messenger or Slack, why shouldn’t you? I’m pretty sure many people are already annoyed with the swarm of different apps and not that eager to download more for their device.
To help our customers in the increasingly complex IT security environment and to seize the security-related market opportunities, we have launched Security Services start-up within the company. The newly established business unit will enhance our current activities in this area and will be one of the company’s selected growth bets.
Security Services are developed to secure the digital operations of enterprises and public sector organizations. The managed security services model will help any organization to achieve visibility, simplicity and protection for their digital assets.