Google will install a center of excellence for cybersecurity in Malaga
Google announced this Thursday on his blog that it will invest 650 million dollars (531 million euros) in five years to “accelerate the digital transition in Spain.” This has also been communicated by the general director of the company in Spain and Portugal, Fuencisla Clemares, to the Minister of Economy and Vice President of the Government, Nadia Calviño. The investment includes the installation in Malaga of a center of excellence for cybersecurity which will offer “training, talks, workshops and mentoring on cybersecurity, as well as research and product development.”
The 531 million will also be used to establish the first Cloud Region in Spain, announced in collaboration with Telefónica, and for the installation of Google’s first private submarine cable to connect Spain with the United States and the United Kingdom. The infrastructure, christened Grace Hooper, was announced last July and will be ready in 2022. According to the company, it will allow Spanish companies and public administrations to accelerate their transformation to scale and deploy the potential of cloud services with low latency. and high performance.
The cybersecurity center will be located in a 2,500 square meter space located on Paseo de la Farola in the Andalusian city. Google has assured that it has chosen Malaga because the region “has great talent, an ecosystem of startups vibrant and incubators and accelerators of companies that have been cultivating the technological fabric for a long time ”.
The company is also committed to continuing with training in professional digital skills, “keys for society to successfully embrace the opportunities of this changing world.”