Siemens Energy to set up operational tech SOC in Cyberjaya
By Digital News Asia April 15, 2022
- Postions Malaysia as a hub for cyber defense technology
- Investment inflow of US$ 2.36 million within three years
Siemens Energy has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for its Managed Detection Response (MDR) Operational Technology (OT) Cyber security Operations Center (cSOC) in Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
In a statement, the Germany-based giant said the centre postions Malaysia as a hub for cyber defense technology in the Asia Pacific region.
It said the development of built-for-purpose OT monitoring and detection is critical to the resilience of the energy value chain.
Siemens Energy claimed its sophisticated MDR solutions, powered by Eos.ii, enable energy and industrial customers to identify vulnerabilities, monitor anomalies, and preempt attacks before damage can occur.
The resulting stronger cyber security will contribute to the development of a more mature energy landscape in the region, it said.
“The outcome of the energy transition will be determined in Asia Pacific,” said Samuel Morillon, senior vice president Asia Pacific of Siemens Energy.
“To effectively transform the energy landscape, it is critical that we fortify the cyber defenses of critical operating infrastructure throughout the energy value chain to be more secure and resilient.”
In this first-ever implementation in the Asia Pacific region, Siemens Energy said the MDR OT cSOC’s capabilities include but are not limited to: security incident response management, threat intelligence management, risk-based vulnerability management and threat hunting.
It will make cutting-edge, artificial-intelligence based monitoring and detection available and affordable for energy companies in the region, it added.
Marking a major milestone in Malaysia’s cyber security ambitions, the company also said the MDR OT cSOC will bring a projected investment inflow of more than US$ 2.36 million (RM10 mil) within the next three years.
"As Malaysia's principal investment promotion agency, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is delighted to welcome Siemens Energy’s investment in supporting the Government's MyDigital initiative and to develop our local talent in the cyber security in order to successfully transform Malaysia into a digitally driven, high- income nation and a regional leader in the global digital economy," said Arham Abdul Rahman, chief executive officer at MIDA.
"We are optimistic with the continued cross collaboration between the public and private sectors, it can expedite the adoption and adaptation of digital technologies and efficient cyber security practices to keep pace with the growing digital economy in Malaysia," said Arham.
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