NTU Singapore and BAE Systems to jointly develop next-generation cybersecurity solutions

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and BAE Systems have signed a $2.5 million partnership to jointly develop next-generation cybersecurity solutions in an era of rising cyber attacks.

5th Feb 2016


NTU Singapore and BAE Systems to jointly develop next-generation cybersecurity solutions

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and BAE Systems have signed a $2.5 million partnership to jointly develop next-generation cybersecurity solutions in an era of rising cyber attacks.

BAE Systems, providing some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions, is partnering with NTU Singapore, a research-intensive university ranked 13th in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds.

NTU is BAE Systems' first academic research partner in the cyber discipline outside of the United Kingdom.

The two-year collaboration will place strong emphasis on a number of important developing areas of cyber research, including data mining and processing unstructured complex data, machine learning information used in speech recognition and search engines, and threat detection and mitigation through innovative solutions.

The joint research projects also aim to nurture more cybersecurity specialists with professional skills in security and cyber resilience.

Professor Lam Khin Yong said, "This partnership will allow us to develop highly innovative cybersecurity solutions to counter the threats posed by cyberattacks. I am confident that the joint research efforts with BAE Systems, a global leader in defence technologies, will lead to the innovation of disruptive technologies to counter fast-emerging cyber security threats.

"It will leverage NTU's expertise in cybersecurity to conduct high quality research that is strategically important to the safety and wellbeing of governments, businesses, and individuals, in Singapore and beyond."

Boye Vanell, General Manager Asia, BAE Systems, said, "BAE Systems is at the forefront of cyber research globally, with advanced technology research laboratories in the United Kingdom, Australia and the U.S. already.

"Operating in more than 40 countries, we have thousands of employees and clients across the Asia Pacific region, and help defend nations, companies and individuals against the worst online and physical threats, such as cyber attacks and financial crime."

"This investment gives the opportunity for researchers to conduct ground breaking study in a world class university like NTU, working with some of the most advanced and military-grade cyber technology available, right here in Singapore.

"As a global business hub playing such an important role in the Asia Pacific, Singapore is well-placed to be a leader in cyber research and in developing technology and capability that enables a secure and connected world."

The $2.5 million partnership was signed in the United Kingdom by NTU's Chief of Staff and Vice President for Research, Professor Lam Khin Yong and BAE Systems Managing Director of International Services and Solutions, Richard Moseley.

The initial partnership is for two years and is expected to extend well beyond that.

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