In conjunction with efforts to assure the highest global levels of security, Works Applications Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and Chief Officer: Masayuki Makino; hereinafter “WAP”), together with SecureWorks Japan K.K. (Japan office: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture; headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, USA; General Manager and Representative Director: Jeff Multz; hereinafter “SecureWorks”), recently conducted a “Red Team Testing” simulation of real-world cyberattack.
Red Team Testing”: state-of-the-art approach to cybersecurity
The societal risks presented by cyberattacks rise by the year. So far, measures to counter such attacks have centered on Europe and North America. For example, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) have enlisted the cooperation of the private sector to conduct mock drills. Also, as globally active corporations too become aware of the need to maintain world-class security, attention is turning to “Red Team Testing” and other advanced cybersecurity measures. “Red Team Testing” is a security service in which SecureWorks experts “attack” a client’s systems under real-world conditions, thereby checking the effectiveness of its cyberdefenses and revealing their vulnerabilities. SecureWorks also serves as a security service provider, a role in which independent third-party assessments place it as an industry leader.
Reinforcing the business systems of 1,200 corporate entities
Needless to say, we at WAP have implemented a variety of security measures of our own. Yet, when it comes to security, we want to provide our clients with the very best; and, to assure that we do, we signed up for a round of SecureWorks’ “Red Team Testing”—just to make sure. And, to make the tests even more demanding, we saw to it that:
(1) Testing was carried out without any warning or notification. No more than 10 people within all of WAP—and no one on the front line—knew that these attacks were anything other than the real thing.
(2) Nothing was kept off limits. For maximum realism, we allowed SecureWorks to penetrate our systems as best it could, including attempts to physically access our facilities.
The results—although we did learn of several vulnerabilities (since corrected) regarding our workforce/workplace environment, we nonetheless confirmed that our HUE products offer a very high level of security.
Mr. Jeff Multz, General Manager/ Representative Director, SecureWorks Japan K.K.
“When we did our “Red Team Testing” on Works Applications in Japan, we were pleasantly surprised at the high level of security that we encountered. Without a doubt, these were very sophisticated SS rank trials, even on a global basis, and indeed it was the first time that we ever conducted such a high level of “Red Team Testing” within Japan. We found WAP to be one of a finite few, even on global comparison. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with WAP to provide the world’s highest levels of security.”
So as to provide our respective customers with the world’s highest levels of cybersecurity, SecureWorks and WAP will continue to apply such state-of-the-art approaches as “Red Team Testing” to the development and operation of assorted products and services, including security services.
About SecureWorks Corp.
SecureWorks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a leading global cybersecurity company that keeps organizations safe in a digitally connected world. We combine visibility from thousands of clients, artificial intelligence and automation from our industry-leading SecureWorks Counter Threat Platform™, and actionable insights from our team of elite researchers and analysts to create a powerful network effect that provides increasingly strong protection for our clients. By aggregating and analyzing data from any source, anywhere, we prevent security breaches, detect malicious activity in real time, respond rapidly, and predict emerging threats. We offer our clients a cyber-defense that is Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer. ™www.secureworks.com
* SecureWorks Red Team Testing: comparison against a typical security diagnosis package