Thales to an­nounce cy­ber­se­cu­rity ven­ture soon

New Straits Times - - Lima'17 -

LANGKAWI: Thales Group will an­nounce its cy­ber­se­cu­rity so­lu­tions ven­ture in the Malaysian mar­ket soon.

The de­fence cor­po­ra­tion is work­ing with its Malaysian part­ners to of­fer the ser­vices, with plans for a ma­jor project here.

Its se­nior ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent, Pas­cale Sourisse, said cy­ber­se­cu­rity was an area which Thales wished to de­velop here.

“One of Thales’s ob­jec­tives is to de­velop its ac­tiv­i­ties in Malaysia, and we ex­pect to have a sig­nif­i­cant de­vel­op­ment in this par­tic­u­lar area this year.

“We are a com­pany that in­vests a lot in in­no­va­tion, where 20 per cent of our rev­enue is spent on re­search and de­vel­op­ment ev­ery year. One of the main ob­jec­tives for Thales in in­no­va­tion is to in­vest in dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy, which needs to be se­cured.

“This is why we have this ob­jec­tive to grow our ac­tiv­i­ties in cy­ber­se­cu­rity and to sup­port our part­ners and cus­tomers with very se­cured type of so­lu­tions,” she told the New Straits Times dur­ing the Langkawi In­ter­na­tional Mar­itime and Aerospace ex­hi­bi­tion here.

Sourisse said Thales had been work­ing on cy­ber­se­cu­rity projects in many other coun­tries, in­vest­ing in some com­pa­nies and and ac­quir­ing others.

She said Thales ex­pected to make an an­nounce­ment by the mid­dle of the year, at which time the com­pany could re­veal the names of the part­ners and the plans for the ven­ture.

On the com­pany’s busi­ness prospects in South­east Asia, Sourisse said, over­all, the re­gion was a promis­ing mar­ket due to its de­vel­op­ing de­fence mar­ket.

“We are care­fully look­ing at the eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion, but I can say that South­east Asia for us is a very promis­ing mar­ket. It con­tin­ues to de­velop.

“The growth rate that we are see­ing from our ac­tiv­i­ties in the re­gion is higher than the av­er­age growth rate you can see for Thales over­all,” she said.

Sourisse said the com­pany demon­strated or­ganic growth rates in the re­gion as Thales worked in fields that were con­sid­ered as pri­or­i­ties in both the de­fence and civil sec­tors, in­clud­ing ground trans­porta­tion and air trans­port in­fra­struc­ture.

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