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Northrop Grumman's Cyber Academy Promotes Safer Surfing

Northrop Grumman's Cyber Academy Promotes Safer Surfing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Linda A. Mills, Northrop Grumman

To mark the beginning of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Northrop Grumman is launching several initiatives highlighting efforts to promote a safer cyber future.

“Securing our critical infrastructure demands a dedicated workforce and cutting-edge technologies,” said Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems and the leader of the company’s cybersecurity efforts. “Underpinning success in these efforts is strong public-private partnerships; we’re too interconnected not to work together.”

Mills said the firm’s experience in cybersecurity spans over 30 years, before “cyber” was fashionable.

“Whether it’s working ‘pure cyber’ programs – where you’re 100 percent focused on defending a network or those more ‘cyber-enabled’ — where almost every future system will have substantial cyber capability embedded into it, we see strong continued growth and the opportunity to parlay our expertise to address this national-security priority,” she added.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is the time of year “we need to stop and realize all the things we can do collectively to keep ourselves cyber educated, cyber smart, and cyber assured,” said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt, in recognizing the kick-off of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

On Oct. 15, Northrop Grumman is hosting a Cyber Education Workshop designed to inspire and excite local high schoolers to pursue a career in cybersecurity. The defense contractor also is launching its new Cyber Academy training facility and new cutting-edge research projects, which are expanding as the Cybersecurity Research Consortium enters its second year.

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