Siemens Inaugurates Critical Infrastructure Defense Center in Canada

  • April 01, 2022
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Siemens Inaugurates Critical Infrastructure Defense Center in Canada
Siemens Inaugurates Critical Infrastructure Defense Center in Canada

Siemens has increased its global cybersecurity offering with the official inauguration of the Critical Infrastructure Defense Center (CIDC) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The center is the first facility of its kind in the Siemens realm dedicated to Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) focused on Operations Technology (OT). Services provided by the center will range from advisory to managed and research services, with a mission to secure the advancement of a decarbonizing digital world. The 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, 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 launched its cybersecurity program in 1986 and was one of the first companies to foster a holistic cybersecurity approach. Currently the company operates five global security hubs and employs 1,300 cybersecurity experts working to secure Siemens’ 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 Cybersecurity & Trust, Siemens Technology.

The picture above shows the opening ceremony of the Critical Infrastructure Defence Center in Canada. Dr. Andreas Kind, head of Cybersecurity & Trust from Siemens AG; Faisal Kazi, president and CEO, Siemens Canada Ltd.; Honourable Arlene Dunn, New Brunswick Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for Economic Development and Small Business, Minister responsible for Opportunities NB, and the Minister responsible for Immigration.

About Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2021, the business had around 70,400 employees worldwide.

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