Cybersecurity readiness, the need of the hour for all: Numaligarh Refinery Limited strengthens IT security with proactive threat detection

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Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is an oil refinery PSU contributing significantly to the socio-economic development of Assam and Northeast India. Since this company plays a vital role in meeting the fuel requirements of the region, it is high on radar for all kinds of cyber-attacks. NRL was looking to safeguard their data however couldn’t find a trusted partner due to their presence in remote geography.

The Opportunity

Strengthening cybersecurity but how?

According to the Data Security Council of India, cyber-attacks on Indian government institutions have increased by 48%. In the past few years there have been multiple attempts for an infiltrated cyber-attack in Oil & Gas segment, and cumulative losses have reached 1.25 lac crore. Recognizing this growing threat landscape, NRL embarked on a strategic initiative to strengthen its cybersecurity. Being a PSU, it is challenging for them to safeguard their data and be prepared for cyber-attacks. It is difficult to mitigate such attacks and maintain the agile network.

NRL was searching for a trusted partner to safeguard their devices and network by implementing sound cybersecurity measures in place. They wanted a proactive search for and neutralizing cyber threats before they can cause disruption to their IT Infra. They could have built in-house capability however it was difficult to hire cybersecurity professionals and certified talents due to talent limitations in the industry and their offices at such remote locations.

The solution

Simplifying & enhancing cybersecurity with Airtel Secure iSOC

While NRL was trying to figure out a way to safeguard their data, they partnered with Airtel Business to build a future-oriented cybersecurity engine to seamlessly protect their IT infra. Airtel offered the Intelligent SOC to help NRL to keep their digital information safe from all kinds of cyber-attacks. Think of it as having a round-the-clock security team for your IT and network infra. Intelligent SOC uses AI/ML technology to identify and stop potential security threats before they can cause any damage. This centralized platform continuously monitors and analyzes data across NRL’s entire IT infrastructure; encompassing both the central data center, and its geographically dispersed locations. By leveraging advanced analytics and threat intelligence, the Intelligent SOC will proactively identify and mitigate potential security risks, to ensure seamless operations and data protection throughout the organization. The Intelligent SOC goes beyond just basic protection, it’s like having a security analyst on-call 24/7 constantly analyzing data and providing valuable insights into potential threats. This allows NRL to make informed decisions and take swift action. The Intelligent SOC ensures they comply with strict data regulations, creating an additional layer of defense.

The Impact

NRL just got a major security upgrade!

Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) is in the midst of a significant expansion project, investing over Rs. 28,000 Crore to triple its capacity, marking one of the largest investments in the Northeast region. Amidst this expansion, NRL can make quick decisions and fix security issues fast with Intelligent SOC, thus allowing them to concentrate on their core business operations. Intelligent SOC is working 24/7 to monitor their 1710 devices, monitoring everything from servers and PCs to mobile devices.

NRL gains from our extensive security expertise, ensuring robust protection across all network layers. This investment fosters a proactive security culture, crucial for their expansion project’s success. With the Intelligent SOC vigilantly monitoring, NRL’s digital assets remain safeguarded amid evolving cyber threats.