Monday, 10 December 2012

Firm to use Malaysia as its base for regional growth

Global cyber security company BAE Systems Detica sees Malaysia as the hub from which it will deliver cyber security solutions across the Asia Pacific.

That means jobs for Malaysia’s growing number of cyber security specialists and the search for talent begins soon according to newly appointed regional MD Richard Watson.

Watson is responsible for business development, services and products delivery in Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East. With his business development sights firmly fixed on the Asia Pacific region he is looking to grow the existing 20-strong KL-based cyber security team into a regional center 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.”

“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.

BAE Systems Detica has over 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.

“Our Company’s products and services protect companies and governments from cyber-attack. Tackling financial crime and enabling compliance, we support law enforcement around the world.

“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 over 100,000 employees worldwide.”

“Cyber security is a global problem which requires a global response and we have re-aligned our cyber security business to reflect this.

“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.

“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,

“Next year promises to be a big year for BAE Systems Detica in this region and our Malaysia team will be key to our success,” he said.


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