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Siemens opens facility in New Brunswick to enhance its OT security offering


April 1, 2022  by Manufacturing AUTOMATION

The the opening ceremony of Siemens' Critical Infrastructure Defence Center in Fredericton, N.B. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens officially inaugurated the Critical Infrastructure Defense Center (CIDC) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to increase its global cybersecurity offering.

A first of its kind for the company, the facility is dedicated to Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) focused on Operations Technology (OT). Siemens will offer advisory, managed and research services at the facility, with the aim of securing the advancement of a decarbonizing digital world.

A team of cyber experts based in Fredericton will support cyber and physical security needs of Canada as well as projects in the US, Europe and the Middle East.

“With the unprecedented growth in digitalization, cyber-attacks are on the rise,” said Faisal Kazi, president and CEO of Siemens Canada. “Siemens understands the increasing need for cybersecurity and, as part of this, are pleased to announce the strengthening of our presence in New Brunswick with a Critical Infrastructure Defense Center. This Center will protect critical infrastructure with a focus on operations-based technology.”
Siemens AG currently operates five global security hubs and employs 1,300 cybersecurity experts working to secure the company’s infrastructure and customers.
“Close cooperation between utility operators and research produces innovative methods to ensure critical infrastructures remain resilient against cyberattacks,” said Dr. Andreas Kind, vice-president of cybersecurity and trust at Siemens Technology.

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