McLaren Group partners with Detica CyberReveal to safeguard against cyber attacks

23 April 2013 (Last Updated April 23rd, 2013 18:30)

BAE Systems Detica has entered into strategic partnership with McLaren Group to safeguard its information and advanced technology from targeted cyberattacks.

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BAE Systems Detica has entered into strategic partnership with McLaren Group to safeguard its information and advanced technology from targeted cyberattacks.

The company will use its recently launched security product, Detica CyberReveal, to protect McLaren Group's intellectual property (IP), which is critical to maintaining its competitive advantage and warrants advanced protection, against sophisticated targeted attacks.

As well as detecting advanced and sophisticated threats, Detica CyberReveal will also provide a detailed context around cyberalerts to McLaren Group, which also includes Formula One racing's Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, eventually enabling them to make more informed decisions and optimise resources to offer greater operational efficiency and more rapid response to priority threats.

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team principal Martin Whitmarsh said the information always remained at risk of compromise.

"Like many other organisations, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes strives to protect its information assets and our use of Detica's cyber technology has significantly reduced that risk," Whitmarsh added.

“Commercial enterprises are increasingly being compromised by covert cyber attacks, which can remain unchecked and undetected for long periods. So our partnership with Detica has been instrumental in ensuring the team's IP remains safe and unaltered."

McLaren Racing commercial and finance director John Cooper said: "Commercial enterprises are increasingly being compromised by covert cyber attacks, which can remain unchecked and undetected for long periods. So our partnership with Detica has been instrumental in ensuring the team's IP remains safe and unaltered."

A defence-grade analytics and investigation product, Detica CyberReveal uses a massive scalable platform for detection of underlying behaviours related with sophisticated and customised cyberattacks that typically go unnoticed and unfiltered by legacy methods that look for known attack signatures.

After early signs of potential compromise are detected through monitoring of each event on an organisation's network, the suspicious activity is then prioritised according to the level of risk it poses and investigated by a cyber analysts' expert team from Detica Managed Security Services.

Information is used to thoroughly understand the attacker's behaviours and operational methods, and eventually develop strategies to prevent further attacks.


Image: Detica CyberReveal will protect Vodafone McLaren Mercedes' advanced automotive technology against targeted cyberattacks. Photo: courtesy of BAE Systems.

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