Cyber pact between TT Electronics and Thales strives for security now plus product developmentNews
January 15, 2021
WOKING, U.K. TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance-critical applications, announced a collaboration agreement with defense and aerospace company Thales aimed at boosting cybersecurity now as well as future development of operational technology (OT)-based cybersecurity initiatives and research.
The agreement, according to information from TT Electronics, will enable the companies to work together to develop a complete cybersecurity strategy, ranging from OT asset discovery within TT Electronics’ factories to the implementation of a Security Operations Centre (SOC) all the way up to development of future products for TT.
The first project under the terms of the agreement has already been launched, as Thales assisted TT with deployment of new technologies and software across its production facilities to ensure protection from present and future cyber threats. The programs will be administered from the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, a project cofounded by the Welsh government, the University of South Wales, and Thales.
Perry Duffill, VP/GM, TT Electronics Global Manufacturing Solutions, said of the accord: “Thales and TT Electronics have very complementary and synergistic technologies. This collaboration enables TT to provide an additional level of security assurance for our aerospace and defense, medical, and industrial customers who rely on us to manufacture highly complex systems for mission-critical applications. We are true business partners, and by leveraging our joint strengths, we are providing significant opportunities for our country, our industry, the community, our employees, and our partners.”