White Paper: Cyber Security and Mobility Highest Priorities for Government
Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance White Paper Details Priorities and
Security Concerns for Cloud, Mobility and Big Data
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 5, 2012
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)
and its Cyber Security Alliance partnerstoday announcedthe results of a
collaborative cyber security survey in a new white paper titled "Cyber
Security and Transformational Technologies – Keeping Systems and Data Safe".
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The survey found that 85% of government technology decision makers in federal,
defense/military and intelligence agencies see cyber security as a high
priority and currently have one or more major initiatives underway. This was
followed to a lesser degree by mobile computing (39%), cloud computing (26%)
and big data (27%).
The white paper describes and ranks the types of security threats agencies
face and recommends preparedness strategies to effectively defend against
these pressures. Threats include: malware, phishing, data leaks, misuse,
hacking, spam, social, insider, cyber espionage, mobile and others. While most
agencies consider themselves "well prepared" to deal with security threats,
they continue to invest in other new technologies because mobile device
initiatives, cloud computing and big data solutions contribute to more
economical and affordable approaches to sharing and storing information when
compared to traditional methods that require additional cyber security
measures to ensure protection.
"Government's challenge is two-fold, adopting transformational technologies to
help reduce operating costs while also keeping systems and data safe. Our
Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance partners are keenly focused on
collaboration and innovation to provide seamless end-to-end security with
affordability in mind," said Rick Johnson, Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions.
The Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance commissioned government market
research firm Market Connections, Inc. to conduct an online survey of U.S.
federal government, defense/military and intelligence agency technology
decision makers. The survey measured awareness and attitudes about cloud
computing, cyber security, mobility and big data topics. Survey results
reflect input from respondents in all military branches and a variety of
federal, state and local government agencies.
The Cyber Alliance was established in 2009 and announced with the opening of
Lockheed Martin's NexGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Center. The
Alliance's mission is to address cyber security challenges through innovation
and collaboration and consists of the following technology companies: APC by
Schneider Electric,ArcSight, CA, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC Corporation and its
RSA Security Division, HP, Intel, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Microsoft, NetApp,
Symantec, Trustwave, Verizon and VMware.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is
principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture,
integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and
services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
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