Honeywell Process Solutions is to establish a new industrial cybersecurity centre of excellence Singapore.
The centre will serve the Asia Pacific region and will feature a “state-of-the-art” cybersecurity research and development lab, an advanced training facility and a security operations centre that provides managed security services.
Jeff Zindel, general manager of Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security, said: “Honeywell’s major investments in new industrial cybersecurity technologies, services, and advanced research – including this new centre of excellence in Singapore – will further strengthen our ability to secure and protect industrial assets, operations and people.”
He said the centre “will provide a world-class innovation platform for smart industry, critical infrastructure protection and securing the Industrial Internet of Things in the Asia Pacific region.”
Honeywell claims the new facility in Singapore is a first for the Asia Pacific region. The laboratory will be used for proprietary research and development of new cybersecurity technologies and products, hands-on training and certifications, and testing and validation of industrial cybersecurity solutions.
The centre was set up with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Fong Pin Fen, director for Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions at the EDB, said: “As part of Singapore’s push toward advanced manufacturing and a digital economy, EDB has been actively partnering with the industrial and infrastructural sectors to embrace the potential of digitalization. A key component of success in our efforts is cybersecurity. Critical systems will have to be protected and on this note, we are pleased to support Honeywell in the opening of its new centre of excellence, which will help the industry remain secure as it embarks on its digital transformation.”
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