At the Paris Air Show this week Leonardo and Malaysia-headquartered Sapura Secured Technologies (SST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering collaboration to promote cyber defence and security solutions – through Cyber Academy and Cyber Range Development – to the Malaysian public and private sectors. The agreement combines the strong services portfolio of Sapura with Leonardo’s Cyber Security solutions to deliver market leading capabilities.

The companies have identified the rapidly increasing growth of the cyber landscape in Malaysia, looking in particular at the need for greater cyber protection of key infrastructures, with the objective to grow indigenously cyberspace protection solutions for the country.

Taking into account Leonardo’s consolidated industrial and technological capabilities, together with its outstanding human capital and constant attention to innovation, SST envisions forward-looking strategies in developing complex solutions for the Malaysian market through this partnership. Moreover, it is also a step forward in our shared objective of contributing to the growth of Malaysia’s cyber-security industry,” observed SST CEO, Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim.

Sapura Secured Technologies’ regional market and complex technical programme expertise complements Leonardo’s international experience drawn from their work with high profile customers such as NATO, for the provision of quality through life cyber security. Our shared ethos of dynamic and responsive innovation underpins a national desire to develop talent and set strong foundations for the future,” added Leonardo Chief Commercial Officer, Lorenzo Mariani.

Representatives of SST and Leonardo after signing the MoU in Le Bourget this week. (Photo: Leonardo)

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