Airbus and Atos awarded major cyber security contract to protect key EU institutions

Airbus Defence and Space — through its Airbus CyberSecurity unit — and Atos, as coprime entity, have been selected by the Council of the European Union to provide cyber security expertise, products, services and solutions to help protect the IT systems of 17 European institutions, services and agencies.

This ‘framework contract’ makes the consortium, in which Airbus Defence and Space acts as the lead company, the preferred provider of cyber security solutions for key European institutions for the minimum period of six years.

European institutions will be able to implement a co-ordinated and upgraded cyber protection solution for all 17 entities, which include highly automated surveillance, warning, detection and response, training, and studies to develop a cyber security roadmap to tackle future cyber threats.

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Source: Information Age