Northrop Grumman has reached out to three major cyber research universities to help advance research and develop effective cybersecurity solutions. The three schools, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue University and MIT, were asked to join a Cybersecurity Research Consortium.
The consortium is meant to leverage the collective capabilities and expertise of the various universities and industry in an effort to develop effective cybersecurity solutions.
Robert Brammer, CTO of Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems, said:
“To help mitigate these threats, we must bring together industry and our academic institutions. By combining the creative intellectual freedoms of academia with the full spectrum capabilities within Northrop Grumman, we can accelerate the pace of taking novel ideas to significant application. We have an obligation to our clients and our nation to invest in new technologies to get ahead of the cybersecurity threat. This consortium will serve to organize some important U.S. organizations to help increase our nation’s security in cyberspace.”
The new consortium will seek to address some of the fundamental challenges in cyberspace, including supply chain management and attribution. Members will collaborate by sharing information and research practices, work jointly on projects and studies and provide increased learning opportunities for the national defense community and students.