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The world’s biggest brewer opens up on the Israeli cyber security unit attacks in a mountain

FILE PHOTO: the logo of The Anheuser-Busch InBev, which is displayed outside the brewer’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium-February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest beer maker, said on Thursday it was opening a cyber security unit at Israel in order to help protect themselves from a growing number of attacks.

It is to be a leader in the field of cyber-security, and many of the largest companies in the world, it has opened centers acquired Israeli tech companies to defend themselves against hackers, such as the reliance on digital networks, and cloud-based storage is more likely to occur.

AB InBev, the Tel Aviv is a hub, it will focus on the analysis of threats and potential attacks, he said, Luis Veronesi, vice president, global security, and regulatory compliance. The company did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition.

Veronesi, told Reuters that AB InBev and the industry as a whole, are becoming more and more cyber-attacks, ranging from the “financially motivated” hacking attempts to disrupt the flow of business.

“With the increasing digitization, we need to be prepared to defend it against all of us,” he said.

The author of some 500 brands, including Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, began operating in Israel a year ago, when it acquired the startup Weissbeerger, a new platform was developed for the analysis of the consumer at the point of sale by connecting a beer tap to access the internet and gather information from the windows registry.

Weissbeerger was the local centre for research and development, and there are also plans to expand its workforce, and AB InBev said.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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