27 June

Group-IB to Protect More Than 20mln Internet Users

One of the largest national telecommunications operators will provide cybersecurity services using Group-IB technology

Group-IB, one of the global leaders in providing high-grade Threat Intelligence and best in class anti-fraud solutions, and Rostelecom have signed a technological partnership agreement, which provides long-term cooperation in information security – focusing on cybercrime prevention and brand protection. The parties intend to carry out joint projects, exchange ideas, knowledge and experience, and to hold seminars and conferences.

The agreement reflects a growing trend: due to the growing number of threats, more and more global ICT companies are providing cybersecurity services to protect their clients.

The cybercrime community is shifting its focus from PC Trojans to malware for mobile devices. The amount of mobile malware fraud in 2016 grew almost 5 times against the year before, netting an average of 1.4 million Rubles (more than 23 thousand USD) a day. In January 2017 alone, Group-IB Threat Intelligence detected over 125,000 compromised mobile devices.

Cybercrime is a major problem for most businesses nowadays, Rostelecom pays attention by protecting its subscribers, infrastructure and partner network, meeting all current requirements. The long-term strategic partnership with Group-IB will help Rostelecom enhance its own and its customers’ security in Russia.

Илья Сачков

Ilya Sachkov

CEO, Founder Group-IB

Among other things, the companies will cooperate in the sphere of provision of access to high grade Threat Intelligence.

Fighting against today’s threats requires active cooperation between a number of parties in data gathering, analysis and response to information security incidents, while threat intelligence has already become inherent part of threat prevention. We are honored to cooperate with Group-IB, because our colleagues have proved to be effective both on Russian and global market. I am sure that the sharing best practices and technologies will be beneficial not only for Rostelecom, but for the entire ICT sector.

Muslim Medzhlumov

Muslim Medzhlumov

Director of Rostelecom
Cyber Security and Protection Center

About Rostelecom

PJSC Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru/en) is one of the largest national telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all segments of the telecommunications market and covers millions of households in Russia.

Rostelecom is the leader of broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia with over 12.5 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.4 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.4 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services.

In the 1 quarter of 2017 the Group generated RUB 70.4 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB 21.6 billion of OIBDA (30.6% of revenue) and RUB 3.2 billion of net income.

Rostelecom is an important innovator, providing solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government, cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services.

About Group-IB

Group-IB is one of the global leaders in preventing and investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud. The company is recognized by Gartner as a threat intelligence vendor with strong cyber security focus and the ability to provide leading insight to the Eastern European region and recommended by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Group-IB runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in Eastern Europe with 100+ successful investigations worldwide, as well as an official computer emergency response team CERT-GIB. Group-IB’s Secure Bank and Secure Portal represent sophisticated malware and remote control detection systems. Based on the company’s unique Threat Intelligence they have real time data on compromised banking cards and users’ credentials. TDS appliance tracks network communications and detects anomalies to effectively resist targeted attacks and APTs.

Group-IB products and services are used by global clients, including Fortune 500 companies in the US, Western Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Group-IB’s clients include top-tier banks and financial intuitions, FMCG brands and industrial corporations, oil and gas companies, software and hardware vendors, and telecommunications service providers from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, EU, Russian Federation, UK, USA and Ecuador. More information at www.group-ib.com/

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Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.

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