Cassidian CyberSecurity goes into partnership with AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants

Desire to inform and support managers of large enterprises faced with cyber risks
Innovative partnership combining technical and legal solutions

4 0ctober 2012 – Cassidian CyberSecurity and AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants have signed a cooperation agreement to sensitise the managers of large enterprises to cyber risks and to implement risk identification and prevention programmes.

Today’s national and international companies face a steadily growing incidence of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks whose primary aim is to steal the company’s IT assets by extracting sensitive data.
Against this backdrop, Cassidian CyberSecurity and AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants will offer their customers cyber risk prevention programmes to reduce the potentially damaging consequences of security attacks.
This cooperation agreement primarily targets the most critical areas of activity such as the generation of electric power, the automotive industry, the aviation and aircraft manufacturing industries, and the luxury goods industry.
The new partnership will give customers the benefit of three intervention levels: identifying levels of risk and exposure to cyber threats by performing special audits and reducing cyber risks through a wide range of services focusing on a Cyber Operations Centre and allowing real-time monitoring. The last intervention level concerns business continuity activities by applying business continuity and contingency specific methods and planning to IT systems.
Due to the enormity of the threat, cyber risks must be rated as risks of the highest level. Cassidian CyberSecurity and AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants, with their sound experience of cyber security issues and risk analysis, will thus support Executive Committee members and decision-makers faced with this new occupational risk.

About Cassidian (

Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe: air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems), land, naval and joint systems, intelligence and surveillance, cyber security, secure communications, test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. In 2011, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.8 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2011, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 49.1 billion and employed a workforce of more than 133,000.
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About CASSIDIAN CyberSecurity

Cassidian CyberSecurity, a 100% Cassidian company, is entirely devoted to addressing the cyber security market across Europe and the Middle East, with an offering aimed at protecting governments, national agencies, strategic industries and critical infrastructure from increasingly sophisticated threats. Operating in France, the UK and Germany – under the umbrella of a global cyber security organisation – Cassidian CyberSecurity is aiming for a rapid growth strategy with a sales target of more than €500m to be achieved by 2017. With 20% of the company’s planned investment devoted to R&D, Cassidian CyberSecurity employs a workforce of over 400 people and plans to recruit a further 100 in 2012.

About AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants

AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants, a subsidiary of AXA Corporate Solutions, is dedicated to preventing risks, providing services and advising and training customers on optimised risk management. With a presence on four continents in close proximity to customer sites, its team of 120 multilingual engineers operates all over the world. AXA MATRIX Risk Consultants markets its product and service portfolio both in connection with and independently of its insurance policies.


CASSIDIAN CyberSecurity
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