Be’er Sheva, Israel: Lenovo has set up the Lenovo Cybersecurity Innovation Centre (LCIC) in cooperation with the Israel-based cybersecurity research institution, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
The new Lenovo Cybersecurity Innovation Centre will focus on zero-trust architecture innovation in hardware and below-OS security. It will also serve as a hub for the development of next-generation security solutions.
The LCIC offers Lenovo customers an attestation lab and access to industry insights and information exchange through an on-site briefing centre.
IT security is the top consideration when deciding to invest in digital transformation solutions across small, medium, and large businesses, according to Lenovo’s global ‘Data For Humanity’ report released in November 2022.
Monitoring and assessing threats combined with research and reporting by LCIC cybersecurity professionals will empower more strategic and effective responses.
Israel is internationally recognised for being a centre of the cybersecurity industry, and Be’er Sheva is home to cybersecurity R&D centres for several global technology companies. The LCIC will be staffed and managed in coordination by cybersecurity experts from Lenovo and Ben-Gurion University.
“Cybersecurity is one of the top priorities of CIOs today,” said Nima Baiati, ED and GM -Commercial Cybersecurity Solutions, Lenovo.
“Lenovo opening the new security innovation center with Ben-Gurion University gives us access to a global nexus of security innovation, our customers access to world-leading experts, and will help us create even stronger products across our portfolio,” added Baiati.
Lenovo will incorporate the solutions developed at LCIC in its ThinkShield portfolio of hardware, software and services.
“Ben-Gurion University is committed to maintaining its cybersecurity research leadership not just in Israel, but also globally, and to apply the most recent academic knowledge and research to real-world issues,” said Prof. Yuval Elovici, Head of Ben-Gurion University Cyber Security Research Centre.
“We would like to welcome Lenovo as our new partner in this digital battle against cyber threats. We are excited to work together in our jointly established center for new cybersecurity technologies with a particular emphasis on zero trust architecture and next-generation security innovation,” added Prof. Elovici.
The LCIC’s work will become part of Lenovo’s cybersecurity portfolio and help further drive security innovation for Lenovo’s customers.
“The dedication of the Lenovo Cybersecurity Innovation Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev demonstrates our ongoing success in collaborating with key industry partners,” said Ben-Gurion University President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz.
“The University’s collaborations with industry leaders are key for developing technologies and capabilities that are critical to the strengthening of the Negev region. One of our greatest assets as a University – one might say, our expertise – is forging strong relationships with our global partners in industry,” added Prof. Chamovitz.