Subex in partnership with the Town of Florence in Arizona has launched an IoT security lab, which is an extension of the ongoing work that Subex is undertaking in securing the critical public infrastructure of the town.
The lab will serve to raise awareness on cybersecurity issues for citizens of Florence, lawmakers, businesses and other stakeholders. It is comprised of physical and virtual devices, connected networks and systems, and subsystems that raise awareness of various aspects of cybersecurity.
Also, the lab will enable decisionmakers, students and city officials to get first-hand experience in these matters and help them use that learning and awareness to promote cybersecurity. The lab will evolve to reflect changes in the threat environment, security practices and strategies, device architecture and network changes and more to stay relevant to all stakeholders.
Through an earlier agreement, Subex is already providing end-to-end cybersecurity to Florence to detect, repel and remediate advanced threats to its most basic and vital technological systems. When Florence deploys its smart cities technologies, Subex will continue to be the cybersecurity partner of choice for all projects coming under the plan.
“We expect the lab will be a huge success with the young people of our community. Students can extend their learning outside of the classroom, by getting a hands-on experience with the basics of computing and coding,” said Brent Billingsley, Town Manager of Florence.
“The lab will also provide them with an understanding of how smart sensors can improve and enhance their lives,” Billingsley said. “They will get to learn all of these things, within the existing framework of cybersecurity, which is so critical to the success of this type of operation.”
Vinod Kumar, managing director and CEO of Subex, expressed confidence that the lab will be immensely useful in raising awareness on cybersecurity across Arizona.