Boeing and Head Italia to Collaborate on Cybersecurity Solutions

ROME, June 12, 2014 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will work with Head Italia, a leading Italian military supplier, to provide Italian government and defense customers with advanced cybersecurity solutions to protect their critical data and infrastructure.

“This agreement reinforces Boeing’s commitment to working hand-in-hand with market experts to develop innovative and tailored cybersecurity solutions. We will be able to enhance the work that Head Italia is already doing to protect Italy’s information security and critical infrastructure,” said Per Beith, director of Boeing’s Information Security Solutions.

Under the agreement, Boeing will provide advanced network and data analysis tools, cybersecurity training and simulation platforms, and network protection solutions. Head Italia will contribute local market expertise, information technology professionals and established relationships with the Italian defense and government sectors.

“Working with Boeing will enhance our portfolio as a long-standing supplier of systems and solutions to our customers in Italy,” said Sergio Testagrossa, Head Italia’s managing director. “It will allow our customers to benefit from Boeing’s cost-effective cybersecurity solutions, including big data analytics and training services.”

“The partnership with Head Italia will tailor our cybersecurity offering to the specific needs of the Italian market and will provide us with the necessary agility and customer intimacy to compete effectively in this important business,” said Antonio De Palmas, president of Boeing Italy.

Boeing's advanced cybersecurity portfolio includes a range of products and services designed to improve information security defenses in the face of cyber attacks or disruptive natural disasters. Boeing solutions are used by the U.S. intelligence community, and defense agencies, governments and critical infrastructure providers around the world.

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