Darrell Durst, vice president of operations for defense and intelligence services at Lockheed Martin, has described how the company defended its infrastructure from cyber attacks in 2014, Military Embedded Systems reported Wednesday.
Durst said Lockheed worked to stop the attacks as they happened and safeguarded the company’s assets before sharing cyber threat data with government authorities for legal actions, John McHale reports.
Durst said the attacks were unsuccessful because the attackers failed to meet their objective, according to the report.
Durst added that Lockheed’s primary goal during a cyber attack is to thwart the attempt and find out how the attacker advanced in order to prevent future threats, the report says.
Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin president and CEO and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015, told reporters during a media day in Virginia that 50 cyber attacks hit the company last year, McHale reports.
Chandra McMahon, vice president of commercial markets for Lockheed Martin’s information systems and global services, said majority of those attacks came in the form of email spear phishing campaigns, Military Embedded Systems reports.