Lockheed Martin, Tech America and National Cyber Security Alliance Kick-Off National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Arlington, Va., October 7, 2011 --

Industry and government will gather today for a Facebook Live stream viewing and audioconference between Lockheed Martin's Global Vision Center in Arlington, Va., and Ypsilanti, Mich., to officially launch National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

"Lockheed Martin believes that raising cyber security awareness is a team sport. With cyber security at the core of everything we do, we are proud to be working side-by-side with Tech America and the National Cyber Security Alliance to kick-off National Cyber Security Awareness Month," said Charles Croom, Vice President of Cyber Security Solutions.

The featured speakers via Facebook Live in Michigan include: Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor; Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security; Congressman John Dingell; Congressman Hansen Clark; and David Behen, Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan.

The following participants will be speaking at the Global Vision Center in Virginia: Charles Croom, Vice President, Cyber Security Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions; Liesyl Franz, Vice President, Cyber Security and Global Public Policy, Tech America;

Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology Laboratory; Cheri McGuire, Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Cyber Security Policy, Symantec; Marcus Sachs, Vice President, National Security Policy; Vice Chair, Communications Sector Coordinating Council, Verizon Communications; Patricia Titus, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Unisys Corporation; and Andrew Wild, Chief Security Officer, Qualys; Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corporation, and Board Member and Secretary, National Cyber Security Alliance.

Lockheed Martin will continue to host a series of initiatives across the country including, its 2nd Annual Cyber Security Awareness Day, Oct. 18, in its NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center.  The event will engage 150 Maryland high school students, eight universities and colleges, and three government agencies to educate, inform and introduce students to cyber curriculum and careers.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2010 sales were $45.8 billion.

Media Contacts: Mary Phillips, 240-252-9425 mary.phillips@lmco.com; Kailen Tuscano, 301-240-6365 kailen.tuscano@lmco.com