Brainport Eindhoven will be the first region in the Netherlands to host a “Cyber Resilience Center” to help companies within the knowledge-intensive manufacturing industry against digital espionage and sabotage. The vital sectors designated by the government (such as health care, energy, port, etc.) have already taken cyber resilience seriously. Within the new center, SMEs in the high-tech region will also be able to connect to a collective system against online attacks. Ultimately, the business plan for this new center and the practical experience gained can be used to set up resilience centers for the knowledge-intensive manufacturing industry throughout the Netherlands.

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