BAE Systems Detica detects 92,000 security attacks a year, averaging to more than 300 times every year and many of them are likely state-sponsored, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.
Jon Rees writes that Martin Sutherland, managing director of the Detica business, told the Mail 339 of the 92,000 attacks involved sophisticated threats that call for higher level of security infrastructure.
BAE is one of nine companies that have joined the government’s newly-formed defense cyber protection alliance.
Sutherland also told the Mail many attacks involve theft, espionage, sabotage and disruption and aim to breach an organization’s network.
“We can see telltale traces of code in malware and we can work out the likely motivation,” Sutherland told the newspaper.