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Applied Intelligence will triple regional Malaysia team to counter financial crime

AvantiKumar | Feb. 3, 2014
BAE Systems Detica, which became BAE Systems Applied Intelligence on 1st February 2014, also moved its regional cyber specialist team into new offices in Kuala Lumpur.

BAE Systems cyber security employees settle into their new offices at Menara Binjai modified 

Photo - BAE Systems cyber security staff settle into their new offices at Menara Binjai in Malaysia.

 

To meet the growing demand for cyber security and financial crime prevention and detection, aerospace, defence and security firm Systems Detica, repositioned from 1st February 2014 as BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, plans to triple its staff by 2015 at its Malaysia hub.

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence's managing director Martin Sutherland said its Malaysia regional hub has also moved to new offices at Menara Binjai in Kuala Lumpur.

"BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is growing from strength to strength in Malaysia," said Sutherland. "Malaysia has been BAE Systems' regional hub for cyber security since the end of 2012."

"Our team in Malaysia team has demonstrated some great successes in recent years. We look forward to developing this regional hub," he said.

"The company has recruited more than 100 cyber-specialists through 2013, and will continue to grow the KL-based team to 300 employees by 2015," Sutherland added.

"To support a growing team and expanding capabilities, the company has invested in a new office located in Menara Binjai, Kuala Lumpur, which became operational in December 2013," he said.

  Cyber-enabled fraud

"The combined strength and global reach of the BAE Systems brand and our Applied Intelligence capabilities will differentiate us and position us as a world leader in universally protecting the converged physical and virtual worlds," Sutherland said.

"And as fraud becomes increasingly cyber-enabled, we believe no other organisation offers our unique cyber security and financial crime heritage in dealing with the threats and opportunities presented by the intelligence age," he said.

"The increasing ownership of Critical National Infrastructure by private business and fast-evolving technology now means that the front line is as much in enterprise as it is on physical borders," Sutherland added.

"The ability to combine experience with cutting edge technology skills has never been more important and by helping protect nations, both physically and virtually," he said. "BAE Systems can help increase national prosperity and national security in new ways."

Applied Intelligence is part of BAE Systems, a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 90,000 employees worldwide.

 

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