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[ISN] BAE Says Hack on Sony Helped Spur Interest in Cyber Security



http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-12/bae-says-hack-on-sony-has-helped-spur-interest-in-cyber-security.html

By Sabine Pirone
Bloomberg
July 12, 2011

BAE Systems Plc (BA/) said its division supplying security against computer hackers is attracting more potential clients after attacks on companies such as Sony Corp.

âWeâve seen a significant shift in the understanding of cyber threats within board rooms, particularly in the last six months,â Martin Sutherland, managing director at London-based BAE Systemsâ Detica unit, said at a press briefing today.

An April attack on Sonyâs data centers in San Diego, which was the second-largest online data breach in U.S. history, highlighted the vulnerability of commercial business. The attack compromised more than 100 million customer accounts and will cost Sony an estimated 14 billion yen ($176 million) this fiscal year.

Detica expects a surge in revenue over the next couple of years, judging by the number of enquiries, said Technical Director Henry Harrison. Companies are realizing itâs not an issue that can be addressed by a firewall contract, rather one that âneeds to be picked up at board level,â he said.

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