KONECRANES – Long-term work to improve information security in collaboration with Nixu
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports, and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2019, Group sales totaled EUR 3.33 billion. Including the MHE-Demag, the Group has around 18,000 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
Digitalization demands constant investment in information security
Konecranes has invested significantly in the digitalization of internal operations and the products and services offered to customers. One of the cornerstones of Konecranes' operations is the technology and the related innovative offering. While the company's internal operations are built on common processes and information systems, and the equipment provided to customers become more intelligent and the processes automated, the threat landscape also changes. In short: information security requirements are increasing.
Towards comprehensive security landscape
Konecranes has partnered with Nixu for several years to ensure and improve technical information security as well as to develop the models of information security management. Konecranes has access to a wide range of Nixu’s integrated cybersecurity services and service integrations, such as the Nixu Cyber Defense Center, as well as support in technical and administrative areas of information security. The model enables Nixu to provide Konecranes with a comprehensive view of the state of information security.
“Our collaboration is based on the trust that we earn by providing Konecranes with high-quality service every day in the fields of information security consulting, monitoring and detection, and continuous improvement of information security,” summarizes Valtteri Peltomäki, Finland Market Area leader at Nixu.
Konecranes, a company that has invested in cybersecurity, has chosen a reliable partner that has expertise in securing internal operations as well as building information security in products and services.
Pasi Vilja, Chief Information Security Officer at Konecranes, continues “Safety has always been one of the cornerstones of Konecranes' culture. Today, identifying and managing cybersecurity threats is an integral part of business management. However, the digitalizing world and cybersecurity threats are constantly changing. The partnership with Nixu ensures that Konecranes has an up-to-date view of cybersecurity and the expertise that supports Konecranes in information security development.”