In the era of digital business, enterprises need to be able to assess and mitigate cybersecurity threats. According to the CenturyLink 2018 Threat Report, China, South Korea and Vietnam are at the top of the list of channels and targets of malicious cyber activity in Asia Pacific. To address the growing need for cybersecurity resources serving enterprises, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is opening a new security operations center (SOC) in Singapore.
“Singapore offers one of the most advanced IT infrastructures globally, and its continuous focus on cybersecurity makes it a compelling choice for our new SOC,” said Francis Thangasamy, vice president, IT services and managed hosting, CenturyLink, Asia Pacific.
Today, CenturyLink operates seven SOCs globally. The new SOC, the company’s eighth, will serve Asia Pacific enterprise customers beginning in early 2019.
“CenturyLink’s Security Operations Center adds to a growing ecosystem of cybersecurity companies establishing technical capabilities in Singapore,” said Mr. Ang Chin Tah, Director of Infocomms and media, Singapore Economic Development Board. “In addition, the center will create opportunities for Singaporeans to be trained in sought-after cross-industry skillsets such as incident analysis, incident management and response, and threat intelligence.”