NTT Security to Give Away Gap Assessment at Black Hat 2017


"Swimming with the Sharks” Promotion Award Valued at Approximately $15,000
This year at Black Hat 2017, NTT Security is focusing on incident response readiness with a promotion called Swimming with the Sharks: The Need for Proactive Critical Incident Response.

One lucky show participant will win a thorough gap assessment from the NTT Security Incident Response team valued at approximately $15,000 based on 40 hours of professional services*. The promotion spotlights the importance for organizations to formulate a robust incident response program in order to minimize liability in the event their infrastructure is infiltrated.
To participate, Black Hat attendees need to stop by the NTT Security booth (#1854), any time during exhibition hours to complete a brief questionnaire and register. Attendees can also visit prior to the show to submit a request to talk with an NTT Security expert during the show.
“Black Hat is the perfect environment to stimulate further discussion on the critical need for organizations to implement IT security assessment and incident response planning before they’re attacked,” said John Moran, Incident Response Analyst, NTT Security. “Recent ransomware attacks caused considerable havoc to organizations around the globe by limiting their ability to provide service to their customers, which was further compounded by public embarrassment that they were not prepared to prevent damages, which we’ve addressed in our 2017 Global Threat Intelligence Report. We want to engage IT professionals at Black Hat to discuss preventive measures and response planning so they can better protect their organizations and business partners moving forward.”
Along with Mr. Moran, incident response subject matter experts from NTT Security and its affiliated companies NTT Communications, NTT DATA and Dimension Data will be available for consultation at Black Hat everyday in booth #1854.
The Swimming with the Sharks promotion gap assessment giveaway will provide the winning organization with an overall review of their incident response program, including:
  • Senior management approval/buy-in
  • Team structure, identification and contact information
  • Organizational approach to incident response
  • On-call information
  • Team role definitions
  • Authority for IR team to confiscate or disconnect equipment
  • Communication channels and alternatives 
  • Incident classification/severity rating guidelines
  • Requirements for reporting certain types of incidents
  • Performance metrics for measuring the program, training frequency and requirements
  • Various forms to help with collecting information, documenting communications and steps taken, and to assist in report creation
  • Technical processes, techniques, checklists and forms (SOPs)
  • External communication and information sharing procedures with ISP, vendors, law enforcement, media and other incident response teams
*NTT Security disclaimer: The incident response gap assessment engagement award is subject to, and the recipient will be required to comply with, all MSA and SOW documentation from either, or both, NTT Security and a NTT Group representative company (Dimension Data, NTT DATA or NTT Americas). The U.S. award winning company will be chosen from a list of survey participants taken during the 2017 Blackhat® promotional event. For a complete set of terms and conditions for this promotional event visit .

About NTT Security

NTT Security is the specialized security company of NTT Group. With embedded security we enable Group companies (Dimension Data, NTT Communications and NTT DATA) to deliver resilient business solutions for clients’ digital transformation needs. NTT Security has 10 SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 1,500 security experts and handles hundreds of thousands of security incidents annually across six continents.

NTT Security ensures that resources are used effectively by delivering the right mix of consulting and managed services for NTT Group companies – making best use of local resources and leveraging our global capabilities. NTT Security is part of the NTT Group (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest ICT companies in the world. Visit to learn more.