FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Feb. 19, 2014 – Michael Papay, vice president and chief information security officer (CISO), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), will be among a panel of industry-leading CISOs who will discuss the complexities of deploying information security within a large corporate enterprise during the RSA Conference USA 2014 , Feb. 24 – 28 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

To access the Northrop Grumman RSA 2014 press kit, go to: http://www.northropgrumman.com/Capabilities/Cybersecurity/Pages/presskit_rsa.aspx

Papay will participate on a panel titled " Large Corporation Chief Information Security Officers on Aligning Cyber Technologies, Personnel and Processes ," on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 4 -5 p.m. in the Moscone Center West, Room 3009. The discussion will center on the experiences, strategies, and lessons learned by several large corporations and how they align cyber technologies, personnel, and processes to combat the ever-evolving and persistent cyber threat.

"Given the international importance of the data we protect, Northrop Grumman has been a vanguard for developing innovative ways to protect that data for more than 30 years," said Papay. "To stay ahead of the threat, CISOs need to work closely with their CIO to deploy the latest security capabilities onto networks quickly and safely—breaking down bureaucracy to focus on the end-game –protecting information without compromising productivity."

Northrop Grumman will also be exhibiting at booth number 2509 where the company will highlight capabilities in advanced threat detection, big data analytics, continuous monitoring, secure mobile communications and critical infrastructure protection.

Featured programs and solutions include several Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contracts such as the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) , and the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) programs. Also showcased will be Northrop Grumman's M5 Network Security and its FirstNet solutions.

Northrop Grumman was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by DHS this month to provide operational services to the US-CERT, which is responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information and coordinating incident response activities between the federal government, international partners, state and local government, law enforcement and the private sector.

For the DHS CDM program, Northrop Grumman was one of four companies awarded the first task order - Continuous Monitoring as a Service - in January as part of this IDIQ contract. Under the task order, Northrop Grumman will provide tailored, scalable solutions to support agencies' cyber operations, network defense and governance in support of the CDM program goal of improving the .GOV network security.

Northrop Grumman is also participating in the next generation government- private sector information sharing program, the DHS Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, which assists critical infrastructure owners and operators in enhancing the cybersecurity protections of their information systems from unauthorized access, exploitation and data exfiltration.

M5 Network Security, an operating unit of Northrop Grumman based in Canberra, Australia, provides secure communications solutions for military, government and large corporations through its secure communications suite of products. These products allow mobile teams to exchange data efficiently, securely and cost-effectively.

Northrop Grumman's proposed network architecture for the FirstNet Nationwide Network enables public safety agencies to locally control access to applications while benefiting from the security that comes from being part of a nationwide enterprise network.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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