CenturyLink security operations centre set for early 2019 Singapore launch

China, South Korea and Vietnam top regional targets for malicious cyber activity

CenturyLink plans to open a security operations centre in Singapore by the first quarter of 2019 to address the growing persistent threat landscape in the region.

According to CenturyLink’s 2018 threat report, China, South Korea and Vietnam are the top regional targets for malicious cyber activity.

“Singapore offers one of the most advanced IT infrastructures globally, and its continuous focus on cyber security makes it a compelling choice for our new security operations centre (SOC),” said Francis Thangasamy, vice president of IT services and managed hosting Asia Pacific at CenturyLink.

CenturyLink now operates seven SOCs globally, with the new Singapore centre being the provider’s eighth and serving the Asia Pacific region.

“CenturyLink’s SOC adds to a growing ecosystem of cyber security companies establishing technical capabilities in Singapore,” said Ang Chin Tah, director of infocomms and media, Singapore Economic Development Board.

“In addition, the centre 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."