NEC launches Cyber Security Factory in Singapore


28 January 2016

NEC has set up a Cyber Security Factory in Singapore as the latest addition to its global portfolio of security operation centres.

According to the company, the newly opened Cyber Security Factory in Singapore will collaborate with NEC's Security Operations Centres located in strategic parts of the world including Japan to provide an inter-connected network to share intelligence on cyber threats and deliver 24/7 security to customers.

NEC said it 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) has 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," said David Koh, Chief Executive, Cyber Security Agency of Singapore. "The establishment of the Cyber Security Factory demonstrates how a global technology company such as NEC has anchored its advanced capabilities and experts in Singapore. Facilities such as the Cyber Security Factory will go a long way in helping businesses better manage cyber security challenges."

According to Tan Boon Chin, Managing Director, Global Safety Division, NEC Corporation, "The launch is a timely addition to our suite of public safety solutions, which have been chosen by governments and enterprises to safeguard citizens and their properties more effectively to create safer cities and societies."

NEC established its first Cyber Security Factory in Japan in 2014 as a specialised unit dedicated to countering cyber threats and attacks. It has provided customers in the country with 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.