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NEC to set up $4.38 million cyber security centre in Australia

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NEC Corporation and NEC Australia plan to establish a $4.38 million Australian dollar Global Security Intel Centre (GSIC) in Adelaide, Australia to address growing global demand for cyber security.

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Cyber attacks against enterprise and government IT systems can cost millions of dollars to recover from and these costs have the potential to rise with the massive adoption among enterprise of smart technologies and connected devices that make up the Internet of Things.

Responding to these challenges, NEC Australia is establishing a new Global Security Intel Centre (GSIC) in Adelaide, home to the South Australian Government's Smart City initiative.

The GSIC facility will aim to ensure that cyber security enables the adoption of new, more efficient business models that translate into new opportunities.

The facility builds on NEC Australia's recently announced memorandum of understanding with the University of Adelaide's Smart City initiative, under which the organisations will collaborate closely on research and development.

The South Australian government has welcomed NEC Australia's $4.38 million investment as a major boost to the state's ICT capabilities, in particular in the cyber security domain.

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