The LocalTapiola Group is a Finnish mutual group of companies that offers non-life, life and pension insurance as well as investment and saving services to private customers, farmers, entrepreneurs, corporate customers and organizations. In LocalTapiola’s line of business, the customers’ trust is the key to success and information security is therefore critical and must always be up-to-date so that information about the customers’ insurances, pensions and investments do not end up in the wrong hands. Uninterrupted operation of online services is also crucial to the customer experience.
The fight against sophisticated cyber threats requires fresh tactics and new points of view. Increased threats pose new challenges, and a model in which an organization protects itself against the attacks by purchasing constantly new technologies, is no longer enough.
LocalTapiola purposefully develops its information security by moving the focus of cybersecurity towards identifying, analyzing and quickly and efficiently reacting to major threats to the business. LocalTapiola chose Nixu as its cybersecurity partner.
The cooperation agreement between Nixu and LocalTapiola includes the Nixu Cyber Defense Center (Nixu CDC) service, which provides real time supervision of digital environments, intrusion investigation as well as an up-to-date snapshot of the organization’s web service threats. Nixu CDC also conducts attack testing, and it always has access to real time information about current cyber threats and the latest attack techniques, which it can respond to using state-of-the-art technology. Thanks to the cooperation with Nixu, LocalTapiola has access to an agile defense system that combines the latest cybersecurity technology with the skills of top professionals in the field.
“Nixu CDC service has allowed us to move on from defending ourselves against security risks to identifying them, which is crucial in a digitalized, networked and very complex business environment. The professional skills of Nixu’s experts combined with modern technology guarantee that we can foresee and react more and more quickly to escalating information security threats”, says Leo Niemelä, Chief Security Officer at LocalTapiola.
“Organizations must be able to foresee, identify and react to attacks in a new way. Building such capability within the client organization is both difficult and expensive. We are very happy to support LocalTapiola and their determined work for improved information security with our Cyber Defense Center services”, says Nixu’s Chief Executive Officer Petri Kairinen.