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March
2020
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11:03
Europe/Amsterdam

BT launches new Security Advisory Services practice

Customers to benefit from expert advice helping them navigate complexities at all stages of their cyber security journey.

BT today announced the launch of its Security Advisory Services practice, marking another step in the ongoing expansion of its cyber security capabilities. The practice will offer strategic security guidance and solutions to organisations across the globe, reflecting the market demand for expert guidance to navigate today’s complex cyber security landscape.

BT Security Advisory Services will be led by Tris Morgan, with approximately 300 members of specialist staff based across the globe. They will be supported by the experience and capabilities of the wider BT Security team, which protects BT against 125,000 cyber-attacks per month and provides security solutions to consumers, governments and businesses, including some of the world’s best known brands.

The practice will help organisations at all stages of their security journey to assess and test their defences, and select the solutions that match their security needs – whether that requires building an entirely new security strategy, or upgrading their protections to combat the latest threats and trends.

Kevin Brown, Managing Director of BT Security, commented: “The creation of the Advisory Services practice is the next step in BT Security’s strategy. It recognises that the optimal way to safeguard any organisation is through a continual and strategic evolution of their security posture. Tris brings a wealth of experience of providing advanced cyber solutions and guidance to both the public and private sector, making him ideally placed to provide the strategic direction that organisations are looking for.”

The services provided will be grouped into four key categories: cyber threat; zero trust; governance, risk & compliance; and cloud security. Each of these areas will provide a range of solutions that cover today’s biggest security issues and help customers prepare for the major new technologies and challenges of the future. The services will be available to organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises through to multinational companies and public sector organisations.

The Advisory Services practice will also offer solutions targeted at a number of industry and geography specific challenges, such as companies looking to securely expand into high-growth markets, or those looking to safely adopt increased automation and IoT usage. BT Security’s ethical hacking team will also move into the new practice, offering penetration testing services to customers who want to robustly stress-test their security defences.

 

Notes to Editors:

Ethical Hacking: BT Security’s ethical hacking team provides ‘penetration testing’ or ‘red team’ services, using the same tools and techniques as cybercriminals to attack organizations’ defences and identify where their vulnerabilities might be. BT’s industry-leading ethical hacking services will be available to customers who want to robustly stress-test their security defences against a range of scenarios, and then receive strategic guidance on how they can address both existing and potential security issues.

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London stock exchange.

For more information, visit www.btplc.com