Northrop Grumman recently launched a new Advanced Cyber Technology Center in an effort to be more proactive in cybersecurity. The center will consist of four collaboration centers in Annapolis Junction, Md.; McLean, Va.; the United Kingdom; and Australia that will rely on the expertise of personnel from all corners of the company to help bolster the “cyber resiliency and continued technological superiority” of the nation’s networks, Vern Boyle, director of technology, cyber division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, told reporters Nov. 19 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A key focus, Boyle said, is sustaining mission-critical functions in the event of a cyber attack. “The dynamic nature of the cyber threat requires a new approach to the problem—one that leverages expertise and technological innovation from every mission area of our company,” said Shawn Purvis, vice president and general manager, cyber division, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, in a release. The ACTC will connect more than 2,400 cyber professionals, and intelligence from government, industry, and academia.
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