Bangalore-based telecoms analytics solutions provider Subex has established an internet of things (IoT) security lab in the United States.
The company announced in a news release on its website that the new lab in Florence, Arizona is an extension of its ongoing work in securing the town’s critical public infrastructure.
“The lab will serve to raise awareness on cybersecurity issues for citizens of Florence, lawmakers, businesses, and other stakeholders. The lab is comprised of physical and virtual devices, connected networks and systems, and subsystems that raise awareness of various aspects of cybersecurity,” Subex said.
The town of Florence has partnered with Subex in securing its critical public infrastructure in August 2018.
Florence is located 61 miles southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County, Arizona. According to its website, it is one of the oldest towns in the state, with a population of approximately approximately 27,500.
“This is an agreement by which the Town of Florence is a partner with Subex in developing cutting-edge technology that can be marketed to other private, non-profit, and government customers,” said Brent Billingsley, the Town Manager of Florence, Arizona, at the time of the announcement of the deal.
Vinod Kumar, CEO, Subex, said in the same media statement that the partnership will improve awareness among cities on the urgent need to improve cybersecurity and vigilance measures.
In launching the IoT Security Lab, Billingsley was quoted as saying that the lab will also provide students “with an understanding of how smart sensors can improve and enhance their lives.”
Meanwhile, Kumar said that it will be useful in raising awareness on cybersecurity across Arizona.
“In a world where the security environment continues to be threatened by the emergence of new threats in various forms, it is essential for all stakeholders to maintain the highest levels of situational and operational awareness,” he said.