Canberra facility builds Lockheed Martin's cyber security skills

By GovTechReview Staff
Friday, 25 October, 2013

A new Security Intelligence Centre (SIC) in the ACT suburb of Kingston is government contractor Lockheed Martin's fourth such international facility and will be a focal point for the company's intelligence-driven security activities in the region.

A core part of more than $10 million worth of investment, the SIC will see Lockheed Martin's business operations combined into a single facility and builds on the NexGen Cyber Information and Technology Centre (NCITE) opened in Canberra two years ago.

With a strong focus on cybersecurity issues and building out the company's base of security experts, the SIC operation will support the company's IT-related security efforts in Australia and worldwide.

"This new Centre is an investment in technology, expertise and talent for increased innovation throughout our Lockheed Martin team," said Sondra Barbour, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions division while opening the SIC facility.

"As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and persistent, our cyber intelligence analysts continuously adapt and improve their methods in collaboration with government and industry partners, implementing new mitigations to keep ahead of the threats."

The Canberra facility will be staffed by cyber-intelligence analysts who will build local extensions to the company's global network defence, and work with colleagues around the world to strengthen the government contractor's cyber-security capabilities.

Lockheed Martin Australia employs over 700 people and in 2012 reported turnover of over $200 million.

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