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Building the Next-Generation Cybersecurity Systems to Secure Digital Transformation

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Digitalisation is fast becoming a way of life in India. The nation has become the second-fastest adopter of digitisation amongst 17 mature and emerging economies, as per a study by McKinsey Global Institute1, with digital technologies transforming every sector, be it education, healthcare, governance, finance, mobility, or supply chain management.

At the same time, with increasing digitalisation, cybercrimes like phishing, ransomware, spyware, and data theft, etc. are also becoming increasingly diverse and sophisticated.

According to the Government data, India reported nearly 1.16 million cyberattacks in 2020 - averaging 3,137 cases daily2. For organizations, any breach or fraud not only entails monetary loss or compromise to data privacy but threatens their very survival. Meanwhile, with the nation moving into the IoT era where everything is connected to the Internet for improved and enhanced delivery of public services, any cyberattack could put the entire social infrastructure, economy, and lives at risk, warranting enhanced cybersecurity infrastructure to tackle risks proactively.

Common Cybersecurity Threats

1

Ransomware

A malware that prevents users from accessing their system

2

Spyware

Malicious software that aims to steal information about person or organisation

3

Phishing

Fraudulent communications to steal confidential user information

4

Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks

Attackers insert themselves into a two-party conversation to filter and steal data

5

Denial-of-service attack

Attempt to overwhelm systems, servers, or networks with traffic to disrupt its normal operations

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Zero-day exploit

A network vulnerability is exploited before the developer became aware of it

1

Ransomware

A malware that prevents users from accessing their system

2

Spyware

Malicious software that aims to steal information about person or organisation

3

Phishing

Fraudulent communications to steal confidential user information

4

Man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks

Attackers insert themselves into a two-party conversation to filter and steal data

5

Denial-of-service attack

Attempt to overwhelm systems, servers, or networks with traffic to disrupt its normal operations

6

Zero-day exploit

A network vulnerability is exploited before the developer became aware of it

Securing a Digital India

The increasing digital penetration necessitates advanced cybersecurity – multi-layered defences at both the operational and organizational levels. With Operational Technologies (OT) and Information Technologies (IT) converging, there is a dire need to protect both the cyber and physical systems. A cyberattack on transportation systems, banking systems or electric grids can bring life to a grinding halt, putting lives at danger.

As per the 2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index released by IBM Security, India witnessed the second highest number of cyberattacks in the Asia-Pacific region. Facing the brunt was the finance and insurance sector (60% of all cyberattacks), while the manufacturing and professional services sector was the second most targeted3.

Considering the growing threat to its critical infrastructure, the Government of India is now looking to revamp its cybersecurity framework. India was among the first few countries to launch a cybersecurity policy back in 2013 and the new framework is expected to be more in tune with the evolving threat landscape.

As India’s committed partner, Hitachi is working closely with the Government and partners to create a secure social infrastructure system, by offering protection at all three levels – operational, system, and organizational. Hitachi’s cybersecurity solutions offer a full range of services that cover the entire value chain - from consulting in the upstream stages to the monitoring of operations.

Being a leader in OT x IT solutions, Hitachi brings its decades-long experience and comprehensive security solutions in helping businesses, industries and Governments secure the social and IT infrastructure and safeguard their future from cyberattacks.

Hitachi’s Security Offerings

Endpoint & Server Security

  • Next-Gen Antivirus
  • Endpoint Detection Response
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Application Control
  • Multi Factor Authentication
  • Device Protection
  • Data Centre Security (Server Security)

Network & Application Security

  • Next Generation Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Email Security
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Anti-DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service)
  • Secure SD WAN
  • Firewall Policy Analyzer
  • SSL VPN
  • DDI
  • Network Access Control
  • Proxy & Content Filtering

Data Security

  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Data Classification
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Encryption
  • Database Access Monitoring
  • Information Rights Management
  • Cloud Access Security Borger (CASB)
  • Data Flow Analysis (DFA) Consultancy

Advanced Security

  • Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM)
  • UEBA/NBA
  • Threat Hunting
  • SSL Visibility
  • Security Orchestrator & Automated Response (SOAR)
  • Deception Technology
  • Anti-APT
  • Vulnerability Management

Enabling Advanced Cybersecurity in the New Normal

The New Normal has further accelerated the pace of digitalisation. The work-from-anywhere model is emerging as a global workplace paradigm, putting increasing pressure on organizations to adopt new processes and tools to secure their sensitive and critical data from any cyberattack.
The once fortified offices have now moved to unsecured networks. The myriad of connected devices at home are at a risk of attack from unscrupulous elements looking to gain access to the corporate network, making endpoint security a critical imperative. To help organizations strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure and make it work as efficiently at homes as it did in the office, Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic initiated varied Work from Home solutions for its customers. The Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic team helped the organization members connect securely on their enterprise platforms, ensuring security of their critical data.

Since the New Normal needed a more secure authentication method than a mere password, which could be discovered by an attacker, Hitachi helped organizations effectively adopt password less authentication and biometric-based authentication that can prevent some of the most common cyberattacks.

Further, by creating digital personas of individuals, Hitachi is helping businesses ensure that the right individual is accessing the enterprise applications and the data. Through our risk-based cybersecurity, compliance, and data privacy solutions, we are effectively assisting organisations of all sizes grow securely in the digital new normal.

Strengthening Pillars of Cybersecurity

As cybersecurity threats evolve and become more sophisticated, organizations and governments need to invest in and strengthen the pillars of cybersecurity – People (skilling & re-skilling of workforce), Processes (strong cyber laws) and Technology. Latest technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can enable businesses and the Government to tackle cybersecurity threats proactively, rather than reactively.

    Tips for Improving Cybersecurity

  • Invest in a scalable network infrastructure
  • Upgrade security protocol
  • Regular employees' training about online safety
  • Have a cloud-native security platform
  • Get more advanced application-aware firewall

    Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Benefits

  • Real-time threat detection
  • Anticipates threats & attacks
  • Automation of basic cyber responses
  • Stronger preventive protocols
  • Enhanced decision making process
  • Reduction of employee workload

    Tips for Improving Cybersecurity

  • Invest in a scalable network infrastructure
  • Upgrade security protocol
  • Regular employees' training about online safety
  • Have a cloud-native security platform
  • Get more advanced application-aware firewall

    Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Benefits

  • Real-time threat detection
  • Anticipates threats & attacks
  • Automation of basic cyber responses
  • Stronger preventive protocols
  • Enhanced decision making process
  • Reduction of employee workload
Tips for Improving
Cybersecurity
AI/ Machine Learning
Benefits
Tips for Improving
Cybersecurity
AI/ Machine Learning
Benefits
In pursuance of its mission of powering good through Social Innovation Business, Hitachi is leveraging its complete cybersecurity solutions to secure the 3 Ws of businesses – Work, Workplace and Workforce. Further, by utilizing its globally-recognised expertise in advanced technologies, encompassing OT as well as IT, Hitachi is assisting the Government in securing the country’s infrastructure, critical data, and lives of citizens, so that people continue to reap the benefits of digitalisation and lead a good Quality of Life.

Source:

1. https://www.dsci.in/sites/default/files/documents/resource_centre/National Cyber Security Strategy 2020 DSCI submission.pdf

2. https://www.livemint.com/news/india/as-tech-adoption-grew-india-faced-11-58-lakh-cyberattacks-in-2020-11616492755651.html

3. https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/technology/cyberattacks-india-second-most-attacked-country-in-asia-pacific-region-says-ibm-security/2211702/

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