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Malaysia picked as hub by global cyber security firm

AvantiKumar | Jan. 7, 2013
BAE Systems Detica to start hiring up to 100 cyber specialists during 2013 for new regional hub in Malaysia.

-Richard Watson

Photo - Richard Watson, Regional MD, BAE Systems Detica.

 

BAE Systems Detica, which has selected Malaysia as its Asia Pacific regional hub, will be starting a recruitment drive this year to attract the growing numbers of cyber security specialists in the country, said the global cyber security firm.

Speaking in December 2012, BAE Systems Detica's new regional managing director Richard Watson, who is responsible for the company's business in Australia, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, said he is looking to grow the existing 20-strong Kuala Lumpur-based cyber security team into a regional centre of excellence.

"Our strategy to establish the Malaysia office as the regional hub for Asia Pacific begins now and we plan to hire up to 100 new cyber specialists through 2013, rising towards 300 over the following years," said Watson. "2013 promises to be a big year for BAE Systems Detica in this region and our Malaysia team will be key to our success."

"We are also searching for bigger, newer, and better equipped offices in the Kuala Lumpur area to take the influx of new Malaysian cyber talent once our recruitment drive launches in the New Year," he said.

"Cyber security is a global problem which requires a global response and we have re-aligned our cyber security business to reflect this," said Watson. "We specialise in delivering information intelligence solutions to government and commercial customers and are part of BAE Systems, a global defence and security company with more than 100,000 employees worldwide."

"Having incorporated BAE Systems' past acquisitions including Stratsec and Norkom into the BAE Systems Detica fold we will now deliver our cyber security, financial crime and intelligence solutions to the Asia Pacific as an integrated part of one global cyber-security company," he said. "Currently we employ more than 2,500 people in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. As our regional hub in Malaysia develops, we expect to see the Asia Pacific employee numbers rise significantly over the coming years.

BAE Systems Detica has more than 40 years' experience working in the government, national security and commercial sectors to help its clients deliver effective and security services to citizens and customers.

 

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