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IBM Launches New Cybersecurity Hub in Asia

IBM Launches New Cybersecurity Hub in Asia

IBM has just announced a multi-million dollar investment which facilitate its launch of a new Cybersecurity hub, designed to help businesses manage the threat of cyberattacks to organizations across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

According to IBM, the centerpiece of the investment is a new Security Command Center, designed for training cybersecurity response techniques through realistic, simulated cyberattacks and to help organizations accelerate their security strategies and align business priorities.

The investment is stated to also include a new Security Operation Center (SOC) – a part of IBM’s vast network of existing global SOCs with the expectation of providing improved security response services to their clients around the world.

“Preparing for a cyberattack is like fire-drill training. Everyone from executives through to contractors need to understand their own role in an emergency and reinforce the crucial response steps through practice,” said Chris Hockings, IBM Security CTO for Asia Pacific.

“The new IBM Security Command Center is the first in Asia Pacific enabled to train the entire business in the art of response to a cyberattack event, further enhanced by the real-time experience of our security experts based in the adjoining global Security Operations Center. With Asia Pacific’s enormous growth, diversity, and role in global supply chain, these capabilities can be a real game changer for helping customers face growing threats in the region.”

Located at IBM offices at Embassy Golf Links in Bengaluru, India, the new facilities are designed to house IBM cybersecurity activities in the region including IBM Managed Security Services, access to IBM’s team of incident response experts, as well as IBM Consulting, IBM Research, IBM India Software Labs, and IBM Garage – with the expectation of fast-tracking innovation and digital transformation for clients.

As announced, the new facilities were inaugurated in presence of Shri. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.