Lockheed Martin has opened a second Security Intelligence Center (SIC) in Denver. The new facility will be operated by Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), who also operates a center in Gaithersburg, Md.
The two facilities serve as a “focal points for computer network defense including detection, identification and response to all information security incidents. This is accomplished by bringing together three primary capabilities: pervasive sensors, data management and analyst collaboration,” according to the press release.
“Traditional operations centers often respond to attacks at a micro level, mitigating a specific event at a specific point in time,” said Anne Mullins, Lockheed Martin’s chief information security officer. “Our Security Intelligence Centers are staffed with cyber intelligence analysts who examine attacks at a macro level – breaking attacks into phases called the ‘kill chain,’ analyzing this data to identify patterns of persistent campaigns spanning multiple attacks, and implementing new mitigations to get ahead of the threats.”