Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today announced a new Cyber Early Warning R&D Center in Singapore. It will tap into the Singaporean talent for the development of innovative cyber early warning technologies. The early warning center is expected to grow within five years, and will employ research scientists, professional computer analysts and engineers.
The cyber R&D center, modelled after IAI’s cyber-accessibility center in Israel, will comprise of professional computer analysts (known as “white-hat hackers”), scientists and engineers. With the goal of tackling complex problems in the cyber arena, the center will develop prototypes for cyber early warning solutions, mature prototypes into fully-fledged customer-grade solutions, and market the solutions both in Singapore and abroad.
The center’s workforce will be based primarily on Singaporean employees. Its mandate also emphasizes the build-up of local capability by cooperating with local and international academic and research facilities.
The cyber R&D center will closely cooperate with IAI to ensure that its research and development roadmap coincides with the company’s development roadmap, strategy and long-term goals. Initial research will focus on critical and emerging areas, including, but not limited to:
• Active defence capabilities- aim to identify cyber attackers in real time.
• Cyber geo-location resolution- aims to identify the physical location of cyber attackers.
• Advanced anomaly detection capabilities- to identify deviation from routine behaviour.
“We are excited and honoured to have the support of EDB for the establishment of our cyber early warning R&D center in Singapore, ” said Mr. Joseph Weiss, IAI’s president and CEO. “We consider the cyber domain to be critical to our customers and expect cyber-related programs to further evolve into a significant part of IAI’s unique offerings.”
Mr. Yeoh Keat Chuan, Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, commented: “We warmly welcome Israel Aerospace Industries’ decision to establish its Cyber Early Warning R&D Center in Singapore. An increasing number of companies such as IAI are developing new cybersecurity solutions and capabilities in Singapore to address the growing threat of cyber attacks on corporations and governments. Our strong connectivity to regional markets, access to a diverse talent pool and a reputation as a trusted location will enhance these companies’ abilities to serve the growing demand in Asia for such solutions.”