Raytheon Commits to Research in Cybersecurity

New England Council member Raytheon recently spoke about their increased research in cybersecurity and how that has led to the creation of hundreds of new jobs. The defense contracting and technology company expects its investment in cybersecurity, which is about $3.5 billion for the past decade, to continue to rapidly increase.

The company hopes that its cybersecurity work will eventually assist in identifying and stopping cyber-attacks. As part of this push into cybersecurity, Raytheon has acquired 80% of the security software firm Websense, and plans to acquire more cybersecurity companies and technologies. In addition, Raytheon is attempting to encourage young students and workers to get interested in security by providing programs in the STEM fields.

“A lot of our research is going toward trying to integrate additional data sources to augment cyber so we can help get better context about why cyber-attacks are happening, and maybe predict what cyber-attacks might be coming down the road,” said Chief Technology Officer Michael Daly.

The New England Council commends Raytheon for its efforts to increase cybersecurity.

For more information, see this Boston Business Journal article.

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