Boeing is partnering with a Tokyo-based trading conglomerate to provide cybersecurity products and services in Japan for protecting government, civil and commercial information technology infrastructure.
Boeing said Sojitz Corp. will provide market expertise, information technology professionals and strong local partnerships while Boeing will provide training to help Japan develop its cyber workforce.
Boeing will also provide customers network and data analysis tools, cybersecurity training and simulation platforms and network protection products.
Boeing has worked in Japan for 60 years and there is a growing need there for information and infrastructure protection, said Bryan Palma, vice president of Boeing’s secure infrastructure group.
Sojitz formed the partnership with Boeing to defend Japan’s information technology infrastructure from sophisticated, evolving and persistent cyber attacks, Sojitz Aerospace General Manager Koichi Yamaguchi said in a release.
The companies signed a contract in June, Boeing’s first-ever international cybersecurity contract, where the company will provide Sojitz with network security services.