Mentions of cybersecurity decreased by 51% in the aerospace and defence industry in Q3 2022

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GlobalData’s analysis of over 63 aerospace and defence company filings found a drop in cybersecurity mentions.

The global aerospace and defence industry experienced a 51% drop in company filings mentions of cybersecurity in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Larsen and Toubro with 28% year-on-year increase.

Notably, cybersecurity was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2022, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of mobile and digital media, according to GlobalData.

Of the 50 leading companies in the aerospace and defence industry, Larsen and Toubro had the greatest increase in references for cybersecurity in Q3 2022, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 32 cybersecurity-related sentences in the company's filings - 51% of all sentences - and an increase of 100% in Q3 2022 compared with Q2 2022. General Electric’s mentions of cybersecurity rose by 500% to 24 and Thales’s by 100% to 14.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for cybersecurity in Q3 2022 was 125.

When it came to the rate of all job openings that were linked to industrial automation, related job postings rose in August 2022 from July 2022, with 11.2% of newly posted job advertisements being linked to the topic.

This latest figure was a decrease compared to the 16.5% of newly advertised jobs that were linked to industrial automation in the equivalent month a year ago.