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Case Study: Malware Solution Fights against Cyber Threats at Italy’s Government Agency

Italy's National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), an insurance-related online services provider, was looking for the security solution to implement in the workflow. And after various evaluations, it selected the DXC technology to implement new strategies.
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Security of crucial data has become major concern for almost every industry especially for the sectors like finance and insurance. As these sectors perform daily finance related procedures, malware attacks become serious issue for them. One such organization is the Italy–based National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL) which provides insurance-related online services. As the organization processes a vast amount of sensitive data, it was under the burden to secure its data from the malware attacks.

When existing malware countermeasures failed at meeting the requirements of INAIL, it was looking for security strategy. INAIL not only required new effective solution to fight against the threats but also wanted to include its workforce as a part of detection system instead of being weakest link. By implementing, the security system, it was also expecting the simplification of the process to improve its productivity. After various evaluations, INAIL selected DXC Technology to implement new strategies.

DXC Technology, a digital strategy and software engineering firm, provides differentiated industry solutions to its customers. It modernizes IT, optimizes data architectures, and makes every data secure, scalable and orchestrated across private, public, and hybrid clouds.

To build the system, DXC used Cuckoo Sandbox that is an open-source software providing malware analysis. As only technical security experts are enable to use this software, DXC developed a sandbox broker framework to make Cuckoo work for INAIL. Plus, to serve nontechnical users, DXC implemented an email interface with a simplified malware analysis workflow.

Maya and Horus are two versions of the solution that were deployed. Maya is an integration layer for technical users. When Horus is a software for INAIL’s 11,000 non-technical users. It has an alert system that identifies suspicious email attachments. Users are able to forward these harmful mails to a central Horus address for analysis. This process generates report that shows potential threats. Simultaneously, the system sends feed to INAIL’s security team to take proper action.

When user submits the malware report, in built automation solution enables protection for other users promptly. The tool also shows malware attacks, targeted specifically at the organization that were unidentified by security vendors as global threats.

The adaption of DXC technology’s security solutions provided various benefits to the INAIL. It strengthened the agency’s flexibility to act against the malware threats significantly. Plus, it helped to improve the sharing of critical data with Italy’s national computer emergency response agency. It not only avoided the costs related to malware infections but also reduced the efforts and expenditure on recovery.




Neha Mule

Neha writes articles on sectors including medicine, food, materials, and science & technology. A qualified statistician, she has the ability to observe and analyze the trends in global markets and write compelling articles that help CXOs in decision making. She is a bookworm and loves to read fiction, lifestyle, science and technology. Neha comes with 6 years of experience in content writing and editing that involves blog writing, preparation of study materials and OERs.

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