Leonardo has won a £9m ($11m) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide expert cyber support over the next three years as part of its Cyber Mission Data (CMD) programme.

Leonardo will provide the MOD with expertise in data science, data engineering and data visualisation, helping the UK’s digital defenders protect the nation from increasingly sophisticated and aggressive cyber attacks by hostile states and criminal groups.

As part of the CMD programme, which was established in 2021, the MOD is gathering vast amounts of cyber-related digital information to enable the UK to predict, prevent, defend against and recover from sophisticated cyber attacks.

However, as the volume of data rises, it is becoming increasingly challenging to isolate useful and actionable insights from a sea of information. Specialist skills are required to analyse this data and visualize the results in an accessible way.

Under this latest CMD contract, Leonardo will deliver a data science and visualisation service that will make data resources more accessible for UK Forces when preparing for and engaging in cyber operations. The company will provide specialist expertise from its data practice based in Bristol, as well as from an ecosystem of trusted suppliers and SMEs around the UK.

Subscribe to the FINN weekly newsletter

You may also be interested in

Exclusive interview: ‘Prioritising cyber security to keep aircraft safe’