Lockheed Martin, the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government, today launched “Palisade”, a new cyber security solution targeted toward the energy industry.
Palisade will provide utility and energy industry IT analysts with advanced threat detection and forensic tools, giving them actionable intelligence they need to effectively identify and mitigate cyber security threats across key parts of the nations critical infrastructure.
“As the Smart Grid is implemented, utilities are being challenged by regulators and customers to ensure the security of new digital energy management systems,” said Rich Mahler, Cyber Security Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions. “Our cyber security experts are working together with utilities to combat more advanced threats and to defend their critical networks.”
“We’ve worked with Lockheed Martin’s cyber security team to ensure the security of our Smart Grid roll out,” said Pablo Vegas, CIO, American Electric Power. “By sharing their knowledge in this area, they have helped us take our security to the next level.”
The company also recently announced “BlackCloud“, a secure turnkey private cloud solution built on solutions from Cisco, NetApp, and VMware, for government agencies designed to minimize risk while addressing compliance and mission requirements. Bethesda, Maryland based Lockheed Martin has about 126,000 employees worldwide.
Lockheed Martin operates two cyber security intelligence centers, one 5,000 square foot center in Denver, and one 8,000 square foot facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland,which are operated by its Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT). The two, fully-integrated facilities serve as Lockheed Martin’s focal points for computer network defense including detection, identification and response to all information security incidents. Both facilities are built to secure government and Department of Defense (DoD) specifications, and feature classified systems that are connected to information sharing networks such as the DoD Cyber Crime Center’s DIBNet. The centers include an operations floor, digital forensics area, secure evidence storage room, classified workspace, executive conference room and server room.