Honeywell Plans Cyber Center in Singapore

Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 04:06 PM gHale

In keeping a pledge to grow its presence in the cybersecurity market, Honeywell will build an industrial cyber security center of excellence (CoE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Scheduled to open by the end of 2017, Honeywell said the facility will feature a cyber security research and development lab, an advanced training facility and a security operations center (SOC) to support its managed security services.

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“Honeywell’s major investments in new industrial cyber security technologies, services, and advanced research — including this new center of excellence in Singapore –will further strengthen our ability to secure and protect industrial assets, operations and people,” said Jeff Zindel, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security. “The CoE will provide a world-class innovation platform for smart industry, critical infrastructure protection and securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the Asia Pacific region.”

The new facility in Singapore, which is the first for the Asia Pacific region, is a further expansion of Honeywell’s global network of innovation centers—the first which is based in Atlanta, USA.

According to the company, the new lab will be used for research and development of new cyber security technologies and products, hands-on training and certifications, and testing and validation of industrial cyber security solutions. 

Honeywell will partner in the new center with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

“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,” said Fong Pin Fen, director for Cities, Infrastructure & Industrial Solutions at EDB. “A key component of success in our efforts is cyber security. Critical systems will have to be protected and on this note, we are pleased to support Honeywell in the opening of its new Industrial Cyber Security CoE, which will help the industry remain secure as it embarks on its digital transformation.”

The CoE will be at Honeywell’s office in Singapore’s Changi Business Park and should open by the end of this year.

Honeywell will also open a similar facility in Dubai later this year.

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