TO CYBER PROTECT AND DEFEND:
HOW WE GUARD AND DEFEND PRECIOUS CRITICAL DATA
This week, thousands of cybersecurity industry leaders and experts are convening at the RSA Conference in San Francisco to address one of the most pressing concerns facing governments, industry and even private citizens: How do we best safeguard critical data?
As the largest provider of IT services to the U.S. Government, Lockheed Martin’s cybersecurity team is weighing in on the discussion and sharing our layered framework approach to safeguarding information.
Lockheed Martin’s cyber experts not only build protective systems – using things like firewalls, authentication systems and encryption software – but also continually defend those systems from cyberattack.
“We approach cyber defense in the same way you think about protecting your home,” said Michael Muckin, a Fellow at Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Information Security Architecture Group. “When you go on vacation, for example, there are things you do to secure your house. You’re effectively creating different layers of protection by locking the doors, setting timers on your lights and activating an alarm system.”
If you visualize your personal data grouped together in a “house,” where anyone could potentially break in, you can see why defending it with a multi-layered approach is important. Lockheed Martin’s cybersecurity experts have some suggestions on how to create an effective protective barricade against would-be cyber attacks: