NEC's Cyber Security Factory in Singapore
NEC Corporation has officially launched a Cyber Security Factory in Singapore as the latest addition to its global portfolio of security operation centres.
First established in Japan back in 2014, the Factory is a specialised unit dedicated to countering cyber threats and attacks. It offers a wide range of services, including round-the-clock professional surveillance of networks and websites, forensic service for investigating malware sources and information leakage, and team-based hands-on training for security professionals.
The new Cyber Security Factory in Singapore will collaborate with NEC's global Security Operations Centres to provide an inter-connected network to share intelligence on cyber threats and deliver 24/7 security to customers.
According to a media statement, NEC is already working with the Singapore government to strengthen the country's preparedness in combating the latest cyber threats. In particular, NEC and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) launched the Strategic Attachment and Training (STRAT) Programme to groom the next generation of homegrown IT cyber security experts.
"The cyber security industry needs to grow and innovate to ensure a constant flow of high quality research and development to manage new and evolving cyber threats. Facilities such as the Cyber Security Factory will go a long way in helping businesses better manage cybersecurity challenges. We hope it will inspire more companies to do the same to enhance the cyber security landscape," said David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, who was also the Guest-of-Honour at the Cyber Security Factory launch event held on January 26, 2016.
"The launch of the Cyber Security Factory in Singapore is an important milestone for NEC. We work with customers to safely secure their information systems and are the first line of defense against malicious cyber attacks which can cause severe damage to reputation and loss of private data, information and/or revenue. The launch is a timely addition to our suite of public safety solutions," added Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation.
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