Lockheed Martin opens cyber security intelligence centre in Australia
Lockheed Martin has opened its fourth Security Intelligence Centre (SIC) in Canberra, continuing the company’s international extension of its cyber defence network. The Centre was opened by Sondra Barbour, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions.
“This new Centre is an investment in technology, expertise and talent for increased innovation throughout our Lockheed Martin team,” explained Barbour. “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 SIC builds on over A$10 million of investment in consolidating Lockheed Martin business operations into a single facility —Lockheed Martin Centennial House—and the establishment of a NexGen Cyber Information and Technology Centre (NCITE) in Canberra in 2012.
Raydon Gates, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia, explains that “Lockheed Martin intends to lead the way in finding cyber-tech solutions that make our country safer, and to create cyber-professional jobs that meet Australia’s national security challenges today – and tomorrow. The establishment of this newest Centre is just the next phase in our commitment to Australia’s cyber security technological and economic evolution.”