The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced a 166% rise in company filings mentions of cybersecurity in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Lockheed Martin with 51% year-on-year decrease, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 60 aerospace, defence & security company filings. GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Defense – Thematic Research market report provides a detailed understanding on how cybersecurity impacts the value chain in the aerospace, defence & security sector, and the leading cybersecurity adopters and vendors in the market. Buy the report here.

Notably, cybersecurity was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of robotics and internet of things, according to GlobalData.

Of the 50 leading companies in the aerospace, defence & security industry, Lockheed Martin had the greatest increase in references for cybersecurity in Q1 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 23 cybersecurity-related sentences in the company's filings, an increase of 200% in Q1 2023 compared with Q4 2022. Leidos’s mentions of cybersecurity rose by 900% to 20 and L3Harris Technologies’s by 600% to 14 and General Dynamics’s by 400% to 11 and Boeing’s by 700% to 8.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for cybersecurity in Q1 2023 was 76.

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GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics uses machine learning to uncover key insights and track sentiment across millions of regulatory filings and other corporate disclosures for thousands of companies across the world’s largest industries.