How Wragby is harnessing Microsoft Sentinel to address Security Challenges in the Energy Sector
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) emerged as one of the 11 power distribution entities that underwent successful privatization and transitioned to new investors on November 1, 2013. AEDC is entrusted with a franchise covering the distribution and commercialization of electricity spanning approximately 133,000 km2, encompassing the Federal Capital Territory, Niger State, Kogi State, and Nasarawa State.
AEDC a leading energy company in Nigeria, with a mission to provide reliable and sustainable power to its customers. AEDC operates a complex and distributed network of power generation, transmission, and distribution assets, as well as a large customer base and workforce. AEDC faced several security challenges, such as:

  • Lack of visibility and control over their network and endpoints
  • High volume of alerts and incidents from multiple sources, overwhelming their security team
  • Increasing cyber threats from malicious actors, such as ransomware, phishing, and data breaches
  • Compliance requirements from regulators and stakeholders
  • AEDC needed a solution that could help them monitor, detect, and respond to security threats across their environment, while reducing costs and complexity. Wragby, a Microsoft Gold Partner and a leading provider of cloud and security solutions in Africa, proposed Microsoft Sentinel, a cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) platform that leverages artificial intelligence and automation to provide comprehensive security insights and response capabilities. Wragby demonstrated how Microsoft Sentinel could help AEDC achieve their security goals, such as:

  • Collecting and analyzing data from various sources, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and third-party solutions
  • Applying advanced analytics and machine learning to identify and prioritize threats.
  • Automating workflows and actions to remediate incidents and reduce manual tasks.
  • Integrating with other Microsoft security solutions, such as Azure Defender, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Scaling and adapting to AEDC's changing needs and growth.

  • Wragby also highlighted the benefits of Microsoft Sentinel over other competitors in the market, such as:

  • Lower total cost of ownership, as Microsoft Sentinel is a pay-as-you-go service that does not require any infrastructure or maintenance costs.
  • Faster time to value, as Microsoft Sentinel can be deployed and configured in minutes, without any agents or appliances.
  • Greater flexibility and innovation, as Microsoft Sentinel is constantly updated with new features and capabilities and supports custom integrations and development.
  • Wragby won the trust and confidence of AEDC's decision makers and stakeholders and secured the deal to deploy Microsoft Sentinel for AEDC.

    The Success Story
    Wragby successfully implemented Microsoft Sentinel for AEDC and helped them transform their security posture and operations. AEDC achieved the following results:

  • Improved visibility and control over their network and endpoints, with a single pane of glass for all their security data and alerts
  • Reduced alert fatigue and improved incident response, with intelligent prioritization and automation of tasks
  • Enhanced security posture and resilience, with proactive detection and mitigation of threats
  • Increased compliance and governance, with audit trails and reports for regulators and stakeholders
  • AEDC is now able to provide reliable and secure power to its customers and protect its assets and data from cyber risks. AEDC is also planning to leverage Wragby's expertise and Microsoft's cloud and security solutions to further optimize and innovate their business processes and operations. “We lacked effective management of our network and endpoints. We faced many cyber threats from bad actors like ransomware, phishing, and data breaches, we struggled to keep track of alerts and incidents from different sources which stressed our IT personnels. We can now monitor, identify, and deal with security risks across the infrastructure while reducing costs and improving security processes. – Bodunde Oyesusi, IT Systems & Applications Lead, AEDC.
    Through our dedicated efforts, we have successfully addressed and resolved security challenges for multiple clients, resulting in tangible returns on investment (ROI) for their organizations. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction has earned us recommendations and referrals from satisfied clients. Their trust in our capabilities speaks volumes about the value we deliver and the positive impact of our engagements. As we continue to pioneer innovative solutions and drive positive outcomes for our clients, we remain dedicated to upholding the highest standards of security excellence and delivering measurable results that exceed expectations.

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