- T‑Sec opened a Cyber Defence and Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Singapore.
Telekom Security (T‑Sec) opened a Cyber Defence and Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Singapore. The new SOC, mandated to detect and respond to security threats, adds to Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) international network of cybersecurity centres, which now comprises 17 facilities in 13 countries. According to a DT spokesperson, the Group’s “master” Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) is located in Bonn, with a further four SOCs situated in Bad Kreuznach, Darmstadt, Kiel, and Leipzig. Outside Germany, SOCs are located in Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, and the USA. In addition, DT operates a SOC in Switzerland in partnership with SIX, with a focus on financial services. The new SOC in Singapore is described as only slightly smaller than the centre in Bonn, and supports efforts to protect technical infrastructure and data in Asia‑Pacific. According to Dirk Backofen, Head of T‑Sec, the 17 centres are all interconnected and analyse “up to 2.5 billion security‑relevant events per day in more than 3,300 data sources”. “Pre‑stages of artificial intelligence help us to do this”, added Backofen.