SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 September 2019 - Ensign
InfoSecurity (Ensign), one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity companies in
Asia Pacific, officially launched today its global headquarters, and its new
Security Operations Centre (SOC), in Singapore.
Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean, was the Guest-of-Honour at Ensign's official global headquarters
"Ensign is built
with a singular focus on cybersecurity so that we will be a company whose DNA
is completely aligned to keep pace with the constantly and rapidly evolving
cyber challenges. We want to build a company to deliver security solutions,
services and outcomes for our stakeholders in Singapore and the region through
investments to develop world-class cybersecurity expertise and innovative
technologies together with our partners." said Mr Lee Fook Sun, Chairman,
headquarters is a testament to the company's commitment to building its
presence in Asia Pacific. Ensign currently has offices in Hong Kong and
Malaysia, and customer footprints in Brunei, Myanmar and Thailand. It also has
plans to expand its presence in Korea in 2020.
will continue to deepen its capabilities, such as advanced threat hunting and
cyber threat intelligence, through its Singapore-based research laboratory and global
partner ecosystem. The company currently has about 500 highly qualified
professionals across the region, and is planning to expand by 100 to 600 staff by
Intelligent Security Operations Centre Built to Meet
the Cybersecurity Needs of Organisations in Singapore
Parallel to the
official opening of its global headquarters, Ensign has also unveiled its new Security
Operations Centre (SOC). This facility strengthens the cyber resilience of
Ensign's customers by enhancing the accuracy, and shortening the time, needed
to detect and respond to cyber threats. It is also set to improve the
efficiency and efficacy of its cybersecurity analysts through three key
features: (1) Highly contextualised and actionable Singapore-centric and Global
Cyber Threat Intelligence, (2) Advanced Cyber Threat Analysis and Data
Enrichment, and (3) Automation.
1. Proprietary, Singapore-centric
Cyber Threat Intelligence
The SOC taps on
Ensign's newly unveiled Cyber Threat
Detection & Analytics engine which leverages big data analytics and
artificial intelligence (AI) to generate most relevant, local insights on
emerging and imminent cyber threats. Ensign is the only cybersecurity company in
Singapore that provides this deep Singapore-centric, sectoral threat intelligence.
insights are also correlated and corroborated with global threat intelligence to produce highly contextualised and actionable
cyber threat intelligence.
2. Advanced Cyber Threat Analysis and Data Enrichment
The SOC also
features Network Traffic Analytics (NTA) capabilities which use advanced
analytics, AI and machine learning techniques to identify anomalous network
traffic behaviour associated with advanced threats.
is added to this analysis through internal enrichment, such as the continuous
vulnerability management process with which vulnerabilities are perpetually identified and remediated.
In addition, Ensign
can get full spectrum visibility of an organisation's entire digital
environment by augmenting NTA with its proprietary Singapore-centric cyber
threat intelligence, together with advanced detection and response capabilities
for endpoint devices.
This allows Ensign
to shorten the mean time to detect cyber threats, and accelerate response time
for cybersecurity teams. It also minimises the window of opportunity for cyber
automating its SOC processes, Ensign is able to improve the centre's accuracy,
consistency and efficiency in handling security alerts and incident
investigation. This minimises human errors, ensures a high level of consistency
while reducing the time that cybersecurity analysts spent on false positives.
This allows Ensign to focus its resources on higher-value objectives, such as
incident response and proactive threat hunting.
partnership between technology and humans enables Ensign to implement an
automated and intelligent workflow that improves the overall performance of the
"We've seen two key
challenges with Managed Security Services. Firstly, the security analysts are
spending too much time and effort on monitoring, trawling through logs and
investigating. Secondly, the industry continues to face a dearth of trained and
experienced cyber security professionals," said Tammie Tham, Executive Vice
President, Enterprise & Services, Ensign InfoSecurity.
"At Ensign, we've
set about to overcome these challenges through extensive use of automation and
advanced technologies utilizing analytics and machine learning. We've set
ourselves a target of automating 80% of the work that is done by SOC analysts
and gradually move them up the value chain to focus on incident response and
threat hunting. This enables us to provide MSS services to our customers that
will scale to meet the cyber defense challenges of tomorrow and an enriching
and rewarding career to our security professionals." added Tammie.