The Global Digital Battlefield Sparks Cyber Interest from International Customers

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Lockheed Martin’s advanced cyber security capabilities are global, as international customers recognize the need to defend themselves against a growing asymmetric threat that knows no boundaries.

Nations and organizations from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere are actively pursuing cyber security solutions that can help them defend their critical IT infrastructure and data from attacks generated by cyber criminals, terrorists and international adversaries.

“As escalating cyber intrusions compromise the security of critical government, military and commercial systems worldwide, one of the requirements for countering the threat is a global understanding of the threat environment,” says Lee Holcomb, director of Transformation Integration at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions and director of the Lockheed Martin Center for Cyber Security Innovation. “Our company offers that perspective.”

Cyber security practices have evolved from the corporation’s internal requirements as one of the world’s largest defense and security contractors into a position of global leadership in the field of cyber security solutions and tradecraft.

“As we have expanded and grown our capabilities, we have seen growing international interest in our cyber services,” says Cliff Spier, Middle East executive for Lockheed Martin IS&GS-Defense. “Today’s battlefield is increasingly in the cyber realm, and our customers are recognizing the need to defend their IT networks and systems as robustly as they do their cities and borders.”

The Lockheed Martin cyber security practice utilizes a four-step process to harden a cyber enterprise. The process includes understanding the current enterprise, determining the threat landscape, assessing vulnerabilities, and providing a comprehensive roadmap for defending the enterprise.

When an enterprise has been hardened, the task turns to maintaining resiliency against an evolving and complex threat. The focal point of the long-term resiliency is the Security Intelligence Center, where cyber analysts are able to defend against advanced persistent threats by drawing on an extensive database of information on the objectives, techniques and signatures of cyber attack perpetrators worldwide.

“The attackers know no bounds,” says Spier, “and neither should we.”

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  • Nations and organizations from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere are actively pursuing cyber security solutions.
  • Lockheed Martin’s advanced cyber security capabilities are global and have evolved from the corporation’s internal requirements as one of the world’s largest defense and security contractors.
  • The Lockheed Martin cyber security practice utilizes a process that includes: understanding the current enterprise, determining the threat landscape, assessing vulnerabilities, and providing a comprehensive roadmap for defending the enterprise.