IT services firm Wipro has partnered with SRC Cyber, a company specializing in cyber security products and services, to jointly develop IT security products and provide consulting services tailored for global energy and utility industry.
According to industry studies, in 2014 nearly 70 percent of companies across more than 10 countries with large economies said that they “have had at least one security breach that led to the loss of confidential information or disruption to operations” in the past year.
The partnership will create synergy between Wipro’s IT solutions and expertise in the cyber security domain and SRC Cyber’s experience in solving enterprise challenges using its wide range of cyber solutions. Wipro will also provide access to a broad customer pool.
The joint offering aims to provide customers with an entire gamut of solutions and services, ranging from strategy development, compliance adherence, operations optimization to project delivery.
The partnership will also help utilities recognize, address and mitigate internal threats arising from the human interface of their operations.
Further the alliance will also help customers in North America comply with the NERC CIP standards, a set of requirements designed to secure assets vital to reliably operating North America’s electrical grid.
“ This innovation will exploit recent advances in physical-cyber convergence, thereby delivering a strong suite of products and services focused on securing operational assets in energy and utility industries,” said Radha Swaminathan, VP and CTO of Energy and Utilities strategic business unit, Wipro.
Joe Lauko, MD, SRC Cyber, said, “We are confident that Wipro’s consulting and technology capabilities together with SRC Cyber’s breadth and depth in cyber technologies will offer customers a comprehensive solution.”