Lockheed’s Charles Croom: Cybersecurity a ‘Game of Economics’

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin uses computer forensic tools to identify sophisticated threat actors that probe the firm’s cyber networks, FCW reported Tuesday.

Sean Lyngaas writes that Lockheed shares threat profiles collected at the company’s security intelligence center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to the FBI and the U.S. Defense Department.

Charles Croom, a vice president at Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions unit, told reporters during a media briefing Tuesday that he sees cybersecurity as a “game of economics.”

“How much do we want to put in our defense, how much do they want to put in their offense?” Croom added, according to FCW.

Lyngaas reports FBI officials regularly visit the Lockheed facility to observe cyber intelligence gathering methods.

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