Rt Hon Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy and Rover Hannigan, the director of Government Communication Headquarters made the announcement during formal ceremony at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel that Northrop Grumman Corporation will be partnering in the CyberInvest initiative in the United Kingdom to make sure that the U.K. stays current in worldwide threats and technology.
The Northrop Grumman Corporation has been combatting cyber security threats for over 25 years in the areas of identity management, simulations, cloud security, and modeling. The corporation provides trusted solutions and is always leading the way in cyber security advancement.
The United Kingdom has be a key leader in the assessment of threats and cyber security research. The aim is to continue research and fund field workers so that they can advance in their areas of expertise involving cyber security.
Northrop Grumman has been a main supplier of cyber security solutions to the United States Government and to allied nations across the globe. Every product is advanced with cyber security protocols. The corporation takes a special interest in this area and encourages the U.K. to continue to lead the way in cyber security research and innovation.
Andrew Tyler, CEO Europe, of the Northrop Grumman Corporation said at the ceremony, "The U.K. is a thriving center for cutting-edge research so investing in this partnership will help fuel the rapid pace of cyber innovation needed to stay ahead of the growing threat from cyberspace."
Northrop Grumman Corporation also partnered with Cyber Security Challenge U.K. in 2014 for the creation of CyberCenturion, which is a competition for young talented people to insure future cyber security professionals. Annual finals for this competition will be held April 26, 2016 in the United Kingdom.
Joining into global academic ventures is the Northrop Grumman Corporation’s way of advancing next generation leaders with their ideas on cyber research. They were the key formers of the Cybersecurity Research Consortium, a partnership of (MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue and Southern California Universities, and Carnegie Mellon.
The corporation also funds the University of Maryland’s Cybersecurity Experience Program that leads students into their start-up geared at using the student’s best ideas on cybersecurity innovations and commercializes them into the federal market. This unique opportunity gives the students a real world experience in the cyber security sector and provides first class training for the future cyber security professionals.
"Academic collaborations provide the opportunity to access innovation, to co-develop research, to make entry-level investments in technology, and to fund the researchers in the field who may become tomorrow's cyber leaders. The benefit of strategic research to solve mission-realistic challenges is a shared responsibility of government and industry so we are proud to be a part of this critically important initiative." – Kathy Warden, Corporate VP and President of the Northrop Grumman Corporation