The region of Andalucía, in Southern Spain, is investing 18 million euros to shield its networks against cyberattacks
The Digital Agency of Andalucía (ADA) has put out to tender a contract for almost 18 million euros to shield its computer equipment with a modern protection and prevention system against possible cyberattacks.
During a visit to the headquarters of Andalucía CERT, while celebrating the International Day of Information Security, the Minister of the Presidency, Interior, Social Dialogue and Administrative Simplification, Antonio Sanz, announced that it will mean the largest contract ever awarded to a company in Spain in this field.
Sanz stated that the Andalucía CERT team “has been protecting the public administration of Andalucía from cybersecurity incidents for 12 years, but now, with this new tender, a further step is taken in the protection of the organization and digital services of the Board”.
The duration of the fixed-term contract will be 48 non-extendable months. The financing comes from European FEDER funds and it is expected that throughout the term of this contract that 135,000 items of equipment will be upgraded or replaced, said the Ministry in a statement.