BAE Systems: More Business after Sony Hack

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BAE Systems said its cybersecurity division is getting more business in the wake of the attacks on companies such as Sony Corp, Bloomberg reports.

In the last half-year, there has been “a significant shift in the understanding of cyber threats within board rooms,” Martin Sutherland, managing director at BAE Systems’ Detica unit, said at a press briefing today.

Judging by the clients’ interest and inquiries, Detica expects revenue to spike over the next couple of years, said Technical Director Henry Harrison. Companies are realizing cybersecurity is not an issue that can be addressed by a firewall contract, but one that “needs to be picked up at board level,” he said.

Sutherland said he sees private businesses as a big market for cybersecurity services, adding that governments have typically been more alert to the issue.

BAE Systems acquired Detica in 2008.

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