Honeywell invests in cybersecurity innovation centre in Singapore
June 13, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 13, 2017 – Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will establish a new industrial cybersecurity centre of excellence (COE) for Asia Pacific in Singapore.
The company says the lab 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. As well, it will enable rapid development and introduction of innovative cybersecurity solutions to the regional and global markets, it notes.
The COE boasts a state-of-the-art cybersecurity research and development lab, an advanced training facility and a security operations centre that provides managed security services.
“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,” 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.”
As the first facility for Asia Pacific, the lab is an expansion of Honeywell’s global network of innovation centres.
“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 cybersecurity. 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 is expected to open by the end of the year. In addition, Honeywell is opening a similar facility in Dubai this year.