CANBERRA, Australia â June 11, 2013 â Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is a leading industry participant in the Australian Defence Magazine's Third Annual Cyber Security Summit being held June 12-13 in Canberra. On the second day of the conference, Jim Myers, vice president and general manager for cyber solutions, Northrop Grumman, will deliver an industry keynote address.
In his presentation, Myers will address Northrop Grumman's leadership within the cyber environment, highlighting that cyber security continues to grow as a serious and pressing national security challenge in line with the findings of the recently published Australian Defence White Paper.
"Australian national defence, and the defence industry, face a wide range of threats from agile and capable adversaries. These adversaries take advantage of the expanding complexity of the information and communications technology infrastructure," said Myers. "Protecting deployed networks and strategic information systems against sophisticated cyber threats requires new solutions, which include security as a core requirement of the design and which go beyond the capabilities of most commercially available products."
Myers also will discuss the need to share experiences as part of a whole-of-nation effort, requiring the cooperation and rapid sharing of technologies and experiences between trusted partners who have real experience in full-spectrum defence capabilities.
This year's conference theme is "Addressing Current and Emerging Cyber Threats to Australia's Security."
Northrop Grumman has well-established relationships with Australia, where it has been supporting a variety of both defence and civil programs for more than 20 years. Northrop Grumman was recently awarded a contract to build a cyber test range for the University of New South Wales and Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Last year, the company also completed the acquisition of M5 Network Security, a Canberra-based provider of cyber security and secure mobile communications to Australian military and intelligence organisations. Additionally, Northrop Grumman successfully delivered the trial proof of concept for an automated biometric information system for the Australian Department of Defence.
Northrop Grumman is a leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cybersecurity, offering innovative solutions to help secure the global cyber future. The company's decades-long expertise cuts across every sector: intelligence, defence, civil, state and local, and commercial. For more information about Northrop Grumman in cybersecurity, go to www.northropgrumman.com/cybersecurity
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