Intelligent CISO Issue 16 - Page 52

COVER STORY With a goal to increase efficiency and innovation throughout the Group, McLaren has embraced workforce trends like flexible or remote working, meaning that its staff are no longer all based at the McLaren Technology Centre. However, they still need to access their data wherever they are in the world and across various corporate devices like smartphones and laptops. Providing superior managed security services to McLaren’s expanding network perimeter 24x7 cybersecurity is so important for McLaren across many areas of the group, from its customer data and products to the organisation’s internal IT infrastructure. Secureworks deployed a holistic cybersecurity solution which not only protects data but allows safe and quick access to key systems for users. Taking a consultative approach, Secureworks assessed how McLaren manages its cybersecurity to ensure its data is well protected without limiting access to its employees. For McLaren, having a trusted partner to take an objective and measured view of the group’s cybersecurity risk and where it might want to position itself while delivering flexibility about how that could evolve over time was essential. Digital Transformation and our connected world create for us the opportunities of greater insights coupled with the potential to lose IP, lose customers’ data and ultimately be exposed to vicious threats and challenges. Cloak to make sure vulnerabilities are dealt with instantly, keeping McLaren’s data secure. The solutions in use today include Secureworks iSensor, which allows McLaren to leverage Secureworks security experts who scour the global threat landscape for latest threats, delivering a risk profile and strategy to help ensure that its sensitive data is kept secure and accessible. Intelligent CISO spoke to the McLaren Group’s COO, Jonathan Neale, to find out more about the challenges the organisation was looking to address and why it looked to Secureworks. The Secureworks platform leverages Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to evaluate telemetry gathered from multiple security controls, which includes everything from the car information on race days to customer data. We know that as sensors go towards zero dollars and weight towards zero kilograms, the payload of the sensors in everything is getting bigger. This means that more data insights are available across our thread of technology. Threats are highlighted in real-time to the on-premise cybersecurity team with Secureworks Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection Powered by Red 52 What security challenges has Digital Transformation created? Looking at our journey through sensor integrations, edge computing, secure data distribution, data modelling and ultimately out to the cloud where we have neural networks and Artificial Intelligence now processing some of that data, that thread widens what the historical security envelope would have been. If we add that to mobile workforce and heterogenous technology stacks where you want the best of breed, it’s a really challenging environment. Digital Transformation and our connected world create for us the opportunities of greater insights coupled with the potential to lose IP, lose customers’ data and ultimately be exposed to vicious threats and challenges. What were your main priorities when looking for a vendor? We’re looking for much more than a good vendor, we’re looking for a good partnership together with common values. Those common values are Issue 16 | www.intelligentciso.com