Australia a global centre for cyber innovation for Northrop Grumman

08 Jan 2015

US-based global cyber security company, Northrop Grumman, has chosen Australia as a partner in its new Advanced Cyber Technology Centre (ACTC), which is to be a focal point for cyber innovation across the corporation.

Northrop Grumman said in a statement that four regional centres within the company – one in Australia, two in the US and a fourth in the United Kingdom – will collaborate to develop advanced solutions to difficult cyber problems for customers, worldwide.

Shawn Purvis, vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman Information Systems, said that ‘the dynamic nature of the cyber threat requires a new approach to the problem – one that leverages expertise and technological innovation from every mission area of our company.’

Northrop Grumman Australia was formally launched in Canberra in December.

The company has over 400 employees in Australia and sees the country as one of its key international growth areas.

Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman, said the company sees ‘an opportunity to develop a regional hub for the Indo-Pacific region in Australia’.

This would enable its presence to grow and will create additional business opportunities for local Australian industry, Mr Bush said.

Headquartered in the US, Northrop Grumman is a leading security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide.