Lockheed Martin Corp. has opened a "security intelligence center" in Denver, the second of two such facilities nationwide that aim to protect against cyber attacks on computer networks.
The Denver facility joins a center that Lockheed opened in Gaithersburg, Md., in May 2008. Lockheed said the two centers are intended to strengthen its ability "to identify and respond to cyber attacks on its networks" by hostile nations, criminals and others.
They serve as "focal points for computer network defense including detection, identification and response to all information security incidents," a company statement said.
The centers are operated by Lockheed's Computer Incident Response Team under the company's Information Systems & Global Services unit. The centers are staffed by cyber-intelligence analysts who "identify patterns of persistent campaigns spanning multiple attacks, and implementing new mitigations to get ahead of the threats," Anne Mullins, Lockheed Martin's chief information security officer, said in a statement.