BT bolsters security with new Security Advisory Services practice

In order to improve cyber defenses, BT launches a new Security Advisory Services practice. (Pixabay)

BT is adding another layer to its security threat detection via its Security Advisory Services practice. BT Security Advisory Services, which was announced on Thursday, offers organizations of all sizes security guidance and solutions in the face of evolving cybersecurity threats.

Led by Tris Morgan, director at BT Security, the new security practice is staffed by 300 security specialists who are based around the globe. Those security employees will be supported by capabilities of the larger BT Security team. The BT Security team protects BT against 125,000 cyberattacks per month while providing security solutions to consumers, governments and businesses.

The new security practice will help organizations across all of the various security postures to assess and test their security defenses. The services provided will be grouped into four categories: cyber threat; zero trust; governance, risk and compliance; and cloud security.

Each of those areas will provide a range of solutions to help organizations combat the biggest security issues and help them prepare for the emerging technologies and challenges of the future. The services will be available to organizations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises all the way to multinational companies and public sector organizations.

The Advisory Services practice also includes 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.

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BT Security’s "ethical" hacking team will also move into the new practice, offering penetration-testing services to customers who want to test their security defenses.

“The creation of the Advisory Services practice is the next step in BT Security’s strategy," said Kevin Brown, managing director of BT Security, in a statement. "It recognizes that the optimal way to safeguard any organization 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 organizations are looking for.”