Boeing opens Cyber Analytics Center to fight hackers in Asia

The Boeing Cyber Analytics Center in Singapore will fight cyber crime in the Asia-Pacific region

Boeing has opened a Cyber Analytics Center in Singapore, in a bid to help protect its customers from advanced cyber threats in Asia.

The center is Boeing’s first outside of the US and is designed to help train and equip cyber security professionals operating in the region. The centre’s opening will see Boeing hire and train cyber security professionals in Singapore to staff the centre.

Once operational it will work to facilitate “timely and actionable information” regarding cyber threats and offer customers a “collaborative environment” where they can co-ordinate with industry partners, customers and academia when combatting advanced threats.

Director of Boeing’s Information Security Solutions Per Beith said the centre is an essential step in the firm’s cyber defence strategy, and will aid firms in numerous industries.

“We’ve established this centre to address current and evolving cyber security challenges in the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.

“The risks to critical infrastructure and governments worldwide continue to grow, and this centre demonstrates Boeing’s – and Singapore’s – commitment to addressing the cyber threat.”

The centre’s opening follows the discovery of several advanced cyber threats stemming from Asian attack groups.

Security expert Brian Krebs reported uncovering evidence of a Chinese hack campaign targeting an Israeli missile defence system in July.

More dangerous attacks are expected to occur in the near future. Experts from FireEye found evidence that the Asian-based hack teams behind cyber strikes on numerous enterprise companies, critical infrastructure firms and governments are now sharing attack data and intelligence.

Boeing is one of many security providers working to bolster its global threat intelligence offering.

In an interview with V3 earlier in September, managing director of cyber security at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Scott McVicar said the advanced nature of many active cyber campaigns means firms must begin sharing attack data if they hope to protect their customers.

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22 September 2014 | 3:14 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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