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Raytheon Signs On For DHS Cyber Info Sharing Program; Steven Hawkins Comments

 

Steven Hawkins
Steven Hawkins

Raytheon has signed an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to share information on cyber threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

The company will act as a commercial service provider for DHS’ Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program and aim to help protect the defense industrial base and other infrastructure sectors, the company said Friday.

Under the ECS program, companies participate in voluntary information sharing aimed at helping critical infrastructure owners and operators protect systems from unauthorized access, exploitation or data exfiltration, Raytheon said.

“Information sharing and collaboration between government and industry partners is critical to defending our nation against the cyber threat,” said Steven Hawkins, vice president of Raytheon’s information security solutions product line in the intelligence and information systems business.

“The Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program adds another layer of cyber resiliency for our nation’s most critical resources,” Hawkins added.

AT&T, CenturyLink, and Lockheed Martin signed up for the ECS program earlier this year.

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