NTT Data, a Tokyo-based IT services company, has launched a new outsourcing service for security management aimed at preventing incidents and minimizing damage when incidents occur. During an incident, NTT Data engineers will act on behalf of client companies, executing a comprehensive set of measures to identify the cause, implement emergency response measures, maximize recovery efforts, and prevent recurrence.
The MDR services utilize the design, construction, and operations cultivated through the company’s Global Zero Trust Security Service. Elements include implementation, operations, assessment/evaluation, and education/training.
As part of this announcement, the company is also launching a talent development program for advanced security engineers, with the aim of expanding the structure from the current level of 100 persons to about 500 persons globally by the end of March 2026. The curriculum includes training in log analysis, forensics, and incident response.
Upon completion of this program, engineers will be certified as an MDR Services Specialist. NTT Data engineers in locations throughout the world will coordinate to provide client companies with international operations with multilingual services.
NTT Data aims to reach annual global sales from security management of over 200 billion Japanese yen by the end of March 2026, mainly in zero trust services.
The service will be first provided in Japan from July 2023, and expanded to worldwide within the fiscal year (ending March 2024).
The program is expected to deliver necessary services while also responding to the urgent need for IT security talent.