Lockheed Leads Charge for Cybersecurity Alliance

Lockheed Martin has been working closely with member companies of their Cybersecurity Alliance, Federal News Radio reported in an interview with Curt Aubley, vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed.

The alliance, led by Lockheed, was formed in 2009 as a way to develop and introduce new technology to combat electronic hacking attempts.

The U.S. has seen a dramatic increase  in cyber attacks throughout the last several years, emerging to the forefront as one of the nation’s leading security concerns.

According to a study released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, in March 2011, the number of cybersecurity incidents reported by federal agencies over the last five years has increased from 5,503 in fiscal year 2006 to around 41,776 in fiscal year 2010, a more than 650 percent increase.

The alliance, composed of 16 companies from the cybersecurity sector, is headquartered in Lockheed’s NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center. The facility provides a workplace for alliance members to collaborate and share information, while assisting with research and development.

In the interview, Aubley said the alliance is working very closely to develop new joint solutions they feel will help their customers.

Some of the alliance companies include: APC by Schneider Electric, CA, Cisco, Dell, EMC Corporation and its RSA security division, HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Microsoft, NetApp, Symantec and VMware.

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