IT News Online – ITU-T Recommendation on Cyber ​​Defense Center Framework


TOKYO, November 16, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – NTT Corporation (NTT), NTT Security Corporation (NTTS), NTT TechnoCross Corporation (NTT-TX) and NEC Corporation (NEC) have jointly developed an international standard for the concept of a Cyber ​​Defense Center (CDC) and its construction, management and evaluation process for strategic and systematic responses to cyber risks. It has been published as Recommendation ITU-T X.1060 ( by the Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations.

With the recommendation, various businesses and organizations are expected to improve their cyber risk response capabilities by creating and strengthening security response organizations based on a systematic framework.

Summary of recommendation

ITU-T Recommendation X.1060 defines the CDC as “an entity within an organization that provides security services to manage the cybersecurity risks of its business activities”. The framework describes the three construction, management and evaluation processes that CDC should implement, and also outlines the service functions that CDC should have in order to implement more specific cybersecurity measures.

Contribution to the recommendation and future developments

In this recommendation, the content of the “Handbook for Security Response Organizations” published by the Information Security Operations Providers of Japan (ISOG-J), in which NTT, NTTS, NTT-TX and NEC participate , has been adopted. In addition, the specific operations and services required to achieve an effective security response in enterprises are provided as best practices with 64 types in 9 categories. Thus, the recommendation can be used in practice as a guideline for cybersecurity and its organizational functions, as well as a benchmark for the implementation of specific cybersecurity response operations.

NTT, NTTS, NTT-TX and NEC will work with various organizations and groups to promote the use of the framework of this recommendation nationally and internationally for cybersecurity response.

About NTT

NTT believes in solving social problems through our business operations by applying technology for good. We help our clients accelerate their growth and innovate for current and new business models. Our services include digital business consulting, technology and managed services for cybersecurity, applications, workplace, cloud, data centers and networks, all supported by our deep expertise and innovation in the sector. As one of the world’s top 5 providers of technology and business solutions, our diverse teams operate in more than 80 countries and regions and provide services to more than 190 of them. We serve over 80% of the Fortune Global 100 companies and thousands of other customers and communities around the world. For more information on NTT, visit

About NTT Security

NTT Security helps clients build a secure digital business by design. With unparalleled threat intelligence, we help you predict, detect and respond to cyber threats, while supporting business innovation and managing risk. We have a global network of SOCs, seven R&D centers, over 2,000 security experts, and handle hundreds of thousands of security incidents each year on six continents. We are also a leading application security advisor with a comprehensive platform powered by artificial and human intelligence. We ensure resources are used efficiently by providing the right mix of managed security services, security consulting services and security technologies.

About NTT TechnoCross

NTT TechnoCross Corporation is one of the world’s leading telecommunications and IT companies with significant R&D investments in AI, speech, and big data technologies, among others. Based in Tokyo, Japan, NTT TechnoCross was founded to provide innovative solutions to customers by crossing core technologies from its parent company.

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About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in integrating computer and network technologies while promoting the “Orchestrate a Brighter World” brand statement. NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to the rapid changes occurring both in society and in the market, as it guarantees the social values ​​of safety, security, equity and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at

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