Raytheon Technologies and BAE Systems are among the companies best positioned to take advantage of future cybersecurity disruptions in the aerospace and defense industries, our analysis shows.

The assessment comes from GlobalData’s case study ecosystem, which ranks companies on a scale of one to five based on their likelihood of meeting challenges such as cybersecurity and emerging as long-term winners in the aerospace and defense sectors.

According to our analysis, Raytheon Technologies, BAE Systems and SAIC are the companies best positioned to benefit from cybersecurity investments, all of which record five out of five on GlobalData’s thematic defense map.

The table below shows how GlobalData analysts have rated the largest companies in the aerospace and defense industry in terms of their performance in cybersecurity, as well as the number of new jobs, deals and patents from June 2021.

The last column in the table presents the overall result given to this company when it comes to their current position on cybersecurity compared to their counterparts. A score of five shows that one company is the dominant player in this space, while companies with less than three are vulnerable to abandonment. They can be read quite simply.

The other data in the table are more nuanced, showing recent investments in cybersecurity in a number of areas over the past year. These indicators, when available, indicate whether cybersecurity is at the forefront of managers’ minds now, but the large numbers in these areas are just as likely to be desperate attempts to catch up, as they are a real force in cybersecurity.

For example, a large number of transactions may either mean that a company dominates the market or that it uses mergers and acquisitions to fill supply gaps.

This article is based on Data from GlobalData research as of June 10, 2022. For more up-to-date data, see the GlobalData website.

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