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Lockheed and DHS to Collaborate on Infrastructure Cyber Protection; Darrell Durst Comments

Darrel Durst,  Lockheed
Darrel Durst, Lockheed

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will soon have access to furnished information from the Department of Homeland Security to support the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor’s efforts to protect U.S. infrastructure from cybersecurity attacks.

After meeting certain security requirements, Lockheed will be cleared to provide managed cybersecurity services to the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program, which aims to align efforts and share information between industry and  government to protect critical infrastructure.

DHS and Lockheed formalized the company’s distinction as a Commercial Services Provider to the program through a recently signed memorandum of agreement.

“Cyber security is at the core of all we do at Lockheed Martin, ” said Darrell Durst, vice president of the cyber solutions business at Lockheed Martin’s information systems and global solutions business.

“We’ve protected the nation’s most critical information for our customers for decades, and we look forward to offering these services to other government agencies and those entrusted with our nation’s critical infrastructure.”

The aerospace and security contractor said it emphasizes intelligence analysis in its cyber security defense model, which it designed to detect, identify and respond to advance persistent threats.

Intended outcomes include improved network resiliency, identified intrusion phases and patterns and links to “broader” campaigns.

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