Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) Robert Brammer, Information Systems Sector vice president and chief technology officer, led a panel calling for increased collaboration in cybersecurity research addressing a critical and immediate national need at the Annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) STRATCOM Cyberspace Symposium, according to the firm.
“We see some promising emerging technologies in many of the areas that our Cybersecurity Research Consortium is addressing, ” said Brammer. “Substantial work by the government, industry, and academia is needed to realize the potential of these technologies for large-scale implementations that will have national impact.”
The panel also included Dr. Tom Knight, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Dr. Eugene Spafford, Purdue University, as well as Dr. Michael Van Putte, DARPA.
“Consistent with this national priority, cybersecurity is a major priority in Northrop Grumman’s research program, ” Brammer said. ” To build the program, we use information gathered from a wide variety of sources. These sources include our customers, major IT and telecommunications firms, niche and start-up technology companies, research universities, venture capital organizations, and industry analysts. In some cases, we establish cooperative R&D agreements, in others we work on contract R&D projects, and we fund joint projects with leading research universities.”