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Boeing unveils Cyber Analytics Centre in Singapore

Zafirah Salim | Sept. 22, 2014
The new facility will provide a secure and collaborative environment for APAC customers to address cybersecurity threats.

Boeing will open a Cyber Analytics Centre — the first outside the United States — in Singapore in 2015 to bring advanced cybersecurity capabilities and services to customers in the Asia Pacific region.

According to the aircraft manufacturing company, the centre will help train and equip cybersecurity professionals, perform advanced analytics and serve as Boeing's regional cybersecurity centre of excellence.

A key feature of the facility will be the ability for customers to share timely and actionable information. The centre will also provide a collaborative environment for security professionals to work with industry partners, customers and academia to solve complex, cybersecurity challenges.

"We've established this centre to address current and evolving cybersecurity challenges in the Asia-Pacific region," said Per Beith, director of Boeing's Information Security Solutions. "The risks to critical infrastructure and governments worldwide continue to grow, and this centre demonstrates Boeing's — and Singapore's — commitment to addressing the cyber threat."

Boeing added that it will hire and train cybersecurity professionals in Singapore to staff the centre.

Gian Yi-Hsen, director of the Singapore Economic Development Board's Safety & Security Industry Programme Office, said that he warmly welcomes Boeing's decision to establish the Cyber Analytics Centre in Singapore. "This centre is a first for Boeing internationally and a significant addition to the cybersecurity industry in Singapore to meet the growing demands of the region," he added.

 

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