Lockheed Martin delivers a white paper on cyber attack scenarios to Capitol College at a breakfast reception
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 26, 2011 – In the midst of heightened cyber threats, senior leadership at Capitol College tasked assurance industry leaders to invest resources to protect our critical information infrastructure. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], acted by developing a white paper titled University Cyber Lab / Range Capabilities a comprehensive study designed to describe common system attack scenarios, to educate students and educational professionals on these attacks and to protect against them were possible.
“Protecting America’s critical infrastructure is of vital importance to our national security and citizen safety, supporting cyber security education is a fundamental building block of achieving this mission,” said Haden Land, vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions Civil Product Line business. “We are honored to have worked with Capitol College for the past three years on these crucial initiatives, and this is another milestone in advancing hands-on education in this arena.”
At a breakfast at Capitol College in Laurel, Md., on Tuesday, April 26 Land and Capitol College President Michael T. Wood, Ph.D., will unveil the white paper and discuss the findings.
The Capitol College community and other industry leaders have worked closely the past several years on a broad range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education initiatives that seek to enhance this rapidly evolving battlefield. Lockheed Martin actively supports STEM education programs. In 2010, the corporation invested more than $12 million on K-12 and higher education programs and scholarships. Lockheed Martin employees also volunteered nearly 200,000 hours in education-related activities.
Lockheed Martin’s paper complements one of Capitol College’s foremost programs for cyber security education in Maryland, the Cyber Battle Lab, which provides hands-on learning experience for information assurance students. The innovative facility provides a learning environment where students detect, analyze and defeat simulated cyber attacks.
“Every day, confidential and sensitive information is increasingly under attack, and students in Capitol’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs are learning the best practices for warding off these malicious threats,” Wood said. “As the risk of attack continues to grow, industry leaders will continue to lean on information assurance graduates and their well-founded education.”
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.
About Capitol College
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. The college campus is located in Laurel, Md.
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