The State of Cyber Security in Defense

The State of Cyber Security in Defense

As international tensions continue to rise, the importance of cyber security within private defense contractors will become all the more prominent. Digitized warfare has already become a major weapon on the geopolitical stage with world powers and rogue states alike routinely probing defenses and assessing the scope for espionage. 

With that in mind, Defence IQ aimed to find out what precautions defense companies are taking in cyber security. Is it something that companies are prioritizing, or do companies already feel equipped to deal with today’s threats? To find out, we sent out a survey to our 100,000-strong membership to take an accurate snapshot of the current climate. We dissect these results in the analysis that follows.

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  • The defense industry's top cyber threats
  • What's trending when it comes to cyber security standards and procedures
  • Promoting understanding amongst military and government leaders
  • Opportunities for private and public collaboration


Are defense companies prepared for today's cyber threats? In 2019, cyber security will continue to be a major source of investment across all industries. The cyber threat is complex and constantly changing, and a number of high profile cyber attacks in 2018 demonstrate the need for organizations of all sizes to shore up their defenses and face the challenges posed by cyber attackers. New regulation, weak supply chains, and an increasing number of endpoint and IoT devices are presenting new avenues of attack for cyber criminals. 



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