ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT TEAMS UP WITH ROOK SECURITY TO LEVERAGE DATA SECURITY AS A COMPETITIVE EDGE
INDIANAPOLIS-BASED SECURITY FIRM PROVIDES PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGY, MONITORING AND RESPONSE SERVICES TO ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT ON AND OFF THE RACETRACK
INDIANAPOLIS (May 21, 2015) – Rook Security, a provider of global IT security solutions protecting sensitive data against dynamic, emerging threats, is proud to announce its partnership with Andretti Autosport. Rook Security joins the Andretti Autosport team, protecting the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion’s data at the racetrack and in company offices. This announcement is an industry first in both motorsport and information security, as proprietary technology by a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) is trusted to run in such a mission critical environment.
Rook Security’s partnership with Andretti began when the reigning Indianapolis 500 champions needed industry-leading capabilities to detect and respond to attacks against its proprietary technology, specifications, and track data. Today, this partnership will expand to incorporate new leading technology developed by Rook Security. These managed technologies will be used to protect race data created by Andretti for use in research and development and within the engineering stands on pit lane.
“Timing down to the hundredths of seconds is crucial, both in motorsports and cybersecurity,” said J.J. Thompson, CEO, Rook Security. “If an adversary is in a network, disruption and theft can be catastrophic. Protecting Andretti Autosport’s R&D, trackside and tuning data, reinforces the importance of their leading engineering capabilities, which are second to none, and protects the team’s competitive advantage.”
“Our team has to trust each other, our driver, our engineers, and the data we rely on can make the difference between being on or off the podium,” said Michael Andretti, president, chairman and CEO of Andretti Autosport. “Protecting our data is not enough. We have to trust that our security partner can be relied on to provide real-time protection and response capabilities while maintaining our ability to execute.”
For teams that employ and rely upon world-class engineering, these adjustments can be the difference between winning and losing – by as little as one-tenth of a second. Maintaining a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure, including cutting-edge data integrity and security is a recipe that helps enable Andretti Autosport’s winning legacy.
Watch Andretti Autosport as it competes in the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500, which will broadcast live on ABC beginning at 11 a.m. ET, on May 24.