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AVIONEWS at "Cybertech". Profumo: "Leonardo aims at leadership in cyber security"

The intervention of the CEO of Italian company at the opening

Today and tomorrow, the event "Cybertech Europe 2018" takes place in Rome, where the main topics of defense and possible solutions to the thorny issue of cyberattacks will be tackled, which can jeopardize sensitive information and the main infrastructures of all States in the world. The event was opened by the managing director of Leonardo Alessandro Profumo who spoke out emphasizing the importance of the aerospace and defense company in cyber security worldwide, since "it protects the IT networks of 29 NATO countries by guaranteeing the security of sensitive information". To achieve this, important investments have been and will be necessary both from Italy and the European Union so that security can be increased, not least because, as the CEO pointed out, "we are experiencing rapid digitalisation of all strategic fields and in this the cyber security as well as an instrument is also important for the global market, since the requests are growing exponentially".

There are not only possible growing profits, since in 2017 "cybernetic crimes are increasing and are increasingly sophisticated and difficult to identify"; the solution to this for Profumo is to "adapt the computer networks and integrate them with a single control system, which must be able to recognize before the cyber attacks take place, preventing possible damage". Leonardo is at the forefront of this field, but it could still do better "by strengthening relations with universities, start-ups and research centers" to ensure that the know-how needed to face the threat can be transmitted more important than the 21st century". In addition to this, state investments will also be important both to increase capacities and to direct them towards the real contingencies of the country, and to "increase the part of defense expenditure relative to GDP". The cyber security for Leonardo is an important topic -as can be seen from the fact that the event is co-organized by the Italian company- and on which to aim to make Italian, European and global IT and information networks more and more secure.

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