Siemens Inaugurates Critical Infrastructure Defense Center

Based in Fredericton, New Brunswick (Canada) the center will support the needs of customers in North America, Europe and the Middle East

  • April 1, 2022
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  • l. to r.: Dr. Andreas Kind, Siemens AG; Faisal Kazi, Siemens Canada Ltd.; Honourable Arlene Dunn, New Brunswick Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for Economic Development.
    l. to r.: Dr. Andreas Kind, Siemens AG; Faisal Kazi, Siemens Canada Ltd.; Honourable Arlene Dunn, New Brunswick Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister responsible for Economic Development.

Siemens increase 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 Siemens facility of its kind 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.

5 global hubs with 1300 experts for cybersecurity

“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.