Siemens announced the official inauguration of the Critical Infrastructure Defence Centre (CIDC) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The centre 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 centre will range from advisory to managed and research services, with a mission to secure the advancement of a decarbonising 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 digitalisation, 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 Defence Centre. This Centre will protect critical infrastructure with a focus on operations-based technology.”
“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.