Northrop Grumman launches Advanced Cyber Technology Center, dedicated to solving hard problems in the cyber domain

northrup logo 112On November 19, Northrop Grumman Corporation of Falls Church, VA announced  the launch of its new Advanced Cyber Technology Center (ACTC), a focal point for cyber innovation across the corporation that aims to bolster resiliency for customers worldwide

“The dynamic nature of the cyber threat requires a new approach to the problem – one that leverages expertise and technological innovation from every mission area of our company,” said Shawn Purvis, vice president and general manager, cyber division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “Through the ACTC, we can collaborate across our global presence to develop strategic capabilities that address a variety of customer and mission needs. We’re pursuing the best, most innovative ideas and investing affordably to bolster our nation’s cyber resiliency and continued technological superiority.”

ACTC links technologists and partners from across the company to rapidly deploy solutions to the toughest cyber challenges. There will be four major collaboration centers, located in Virginia, Maryland, the United Kingdom, and Australia, the company said.

“We’re investing strategically to provide affordable solutions to the most complex customer needs,” said Vern Boyle, director of technology, cyber division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. “The ACTC is a new way of combining expertise from a force of more than 2,400 cyber professionals with an array of intellectual property from key partners across the government, industry and academia to address our customer’s toughest cyber challenges.”

After the announcement, the company gave reporters an inside look into the challenges faced by cyber warfighters through a training class hosted at the national press club by Northrop Grumman’s Cyber Academy. The training demonstrated the importance of reducing the time between network intrusion and the identification and elimination of that intrusion, and how ACTC solutions are addressing these issues today, and tomorrow.

Source: Northrup Grumman Corporation