MILAN, July 29 (Reuters) - Italian defence group Leonardo
is expanding its cybersecurity offerings in
partnership with a specialist Californian software company,
looking to tap into increased security issues raised by the
growth of home working during the COVID-19 crisis.
The group said on Wednesday it had signed a deal with
Nasdaq-listed Crowdstrike for the latter's Falcon
platform which is designed to detect hacking and other
cybersecurity threats on a company's computers at an early
Leonardo, cybersecurity partner of NATO, said the
partnership would allow it to be even more rapid in the
detection of and response to a malicious attack suffered by one
of its clients.
As in other countries, major companies in Italy have allowed
employees to work remotely during the pandemic.
"As businesses throughout the globe have transitioned
employees to remote work and moved more of their operations
outside corporate offices, security gaps in corporate networks
have been exposed," Leonardo said in a statement.
Crowdstrike's products will combine well Leonardo's network
of security professionals and the expertise developed in its
cybersecurity operation centres, the Italian company said.
(Reporting by Francesca Landini
Editing by James Mackenzie and David Holmes)