Williams, Thales partner for Formula One data protection solution

Cybersecurity, especially data protection, is of the utmost importance in the competitive world of Formula One

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Williams, Thales partner for Formula One data protection solution Thales will deliver cybersecurity solutions for real-time global telemetry transitions to both Williams Martini Racing and Williams Advanced Engineering
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 24, 2016

Thales, cyber-security and data protection company, has formed a technical partnership with Williams, a Formula One team advanced engineering company.

As part of the agreement, Thales will deliver cybersecurity solutions for real-time global telemetry transitions to both Williams Martini Racing and Williams Advanced Engineering, which is the engineering services and technology division of Williams.

Thales designs, develops and operates critical information systems supported by its 2,000 cybersecurity experts and data protection and digital trust management solutions, protecting mission critical data anywhere data resides, which is crucial for Formula One. Thales Datacryptor 5000 delivers high speed data protection and low latency to ensure high assurance, real-time global telemetry transmission from the pit lane back to Williams' headquarters.

Marc Darmon, executive vice-president, Secure Communication and Information Systems, Thales said: "Thales is a world class cybersecurity expert and a globally recognised systems integrator, delivering safety and security critical systems in challenging environments such as aerospace, space, defence, finance, IT and technology and ground transportation.

"This agreement builds on the already strong existing relationship between our two companies and our combined skills and expertise. It clearly illustrates Thales's commitment to accompany its clients in their digital transformation where cybersecurity is a vital requirement."

Claire Williams, deputy team principal and commercial director, Williams said: "Williams has undergone a significant digital transformation over the past two years. We are revolutionising our IT infrastructure to make sure that we are well placed to continue innovating. With the help of Thales, we will be introducing cybersecurity systems that keep our business critical data secure wherever we are in the world."

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