Toshihide Nakama, Managing Executive
As the world continues to embrace digitization, and everything from buying groceries to scheduling a doctor’s appointment is made possible online, cybersecurity becomes a major concern. With more than fifty percent of the global population utilizing the internet daily, organizations witness multiple data silos. Consequently, a constant issue that firms face is ensuring the safety of the collected information from cybercriminals. To counter this, LAC, one of Japan’s oldest privately held cybersecurity firms, offers total managed security services (MSS) that include consulting, penetration testing, capacity building, monitoring, and incident response by more than 400 cybersecurity engineers since 1995. “Based on our deep knowledge, skills, and experience, we began to leverage the current security trends and offer cloud-based automated MSS at reasonable prices,” says Toshihide Nakama, the managing executive officer at LAC.
At a time when hackers are continually changing their invasion methods and evolving at an alarming rate, LAC ensures that clients’ data is kept intact by keeping them one step ahead. “To secure our client’s business, prevention and protection is not enough. We need to focus on recovery and proactive forecast for attacks. Furthermore we shall utilize automation technology in our solution,” says Nakama. Now, LAC offers automated analysis and incident investigation through its in-house Cloud SIEM and in addition, performs onsite/online cybersecurity tests and conducts capacity building for readiness.
By deploying its proactive threat intelligence system— Falcon Nest—the firm delves deep into its databases from its own threat research from all over the world and actual cases from LAC’s 24/7 incident response team to extend the cybersecurity service to customers. LAC’s best-in-class automated security solution provides clients with an in-depth analysis that facilitates seamless inspection and recovery in the event of an attack. “As SMBs are equally prone to online intrusions similar to major players across industries, we price our solutions fairly to cater to this market as well,” states Nakama.
LAC also offers capabilities through Japan Security Operation Center (JSOC) introduced as the first fully operational security facility in Japan. It is run by industry experts and veterans and offers 24/7 real-time cybersecurity analysis to clients. Highly acclaimed and experienced personnel utilize the gathered information through JSOC to report only the most critical attacks and eliminate unsuccessful breach attempts. In addition to providing detection and blocking mechanisms, LAC partners with an insurance company, “Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Corporation,” to assist clients in overcoming an emergency without worrying about the counter measure expenses and experience. LAC also manages a Cyber Emergency Center, which remains open 365 days a year, catering to users with any security-related mishaps and queries.
Presently, LAC has amassed a large clientele of over 1,000 JSOC customers spanning across varied enterprise sectors. For these customers, LAC acts as a barrier against malware infiltration and provides early detection of intrusion within connected network systems. Besides its widely acclaimed and trusted cybersecurity offerings, LAC also educates clients on cloud integration and business reform solutions as well as data analytics to make substantial operational decisions.
Having mastered the art of fighting cyber imposters and attacks, LAC is regarded as a cybersecurity pioneer across the APAC region. Further, as terms such as bring your own device (BYOD) and more enter the fray, LAC will concentrate on building a more business-centric approach by entering the OT and IoT security sector. Realizing the fact that there are threats posed by both the internal and external factors, LAC continues its journey of developing and delivering cybersecurity solutions that are agile and future-ready.