FALLS CHURCH, Va. – May 29, 2013 – Michael Papay, vice president and chief information security officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), will serve as keynote speaker for the opening day of the 16th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference and 8th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance June 4 and 5 at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, N.Y.

The year's conference theme, Helping Navigate Stormy Seas, focuses on security challenges facing today's security professionals, businesses and citizens, and the proactive steps to mitigate cyber risk.

Papay will provide an aerospace and defense industry perspective on setting up an internal information security program as well as tailoring cyber solutions for customers. Seeking to answer the question, "What action can I take right now to get ahead of the cyber threat?" Papay will also cover appropriate business models to consider as enterprises securely move toward cloud and mobile solutions.

"Information sharing is critical when it comes to mitigating the cyber threat," said Papay. "Given the national importance of the data we protect, the aerospace and defense industry has been at the forefront of developing innovative ways to protect that data for more than 30 years, and doing so without compromising productivity. I look forward to sharing best practices to help all industries better protect their business today, and in the future."

The two-day event is co-hosted by the New York State Office of Information Technology, the University at Albany's School of Business and College of Computing and Information, and The NYS Forum, Inc.

Northrop Grumman's Bill Russell, cybersecurity strategist and chief architect, will also lead a break-out session June 4 at 1 p.m. on information-driven cybersecurity: "Why COTS Solutions Are Not Enough." For more information about the conference, go to http://www.dhses.ny.gov/go/conference2013 .

Northrop Grumman currently has a longstanding relationship with the city of New York, serving as prime contractor for the New York City Wireless Network (NYCWiN). NYCWiN is the nation's most comprehensive, high-performance mobile broadband network dedicated to municipal operations, providing next-generation public safety infrastructure throughout New York City's five boroughs. The company also operates a world-class technology demonstration center in Brooklyn called the New York Solutions Center (NYSC). The NYSC is a center of excellence for collaboration on proof-of-concept development, testing and deployment, focused on secure mobility capabilities and command and control applications.

Northrop Grumman has had a presence in New York state since 1929, first as Grumman Aircraft Engineering and then as Northrop Grumman, working in naval aviation.

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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