Lockheed wins DHS cyber accreditation

Lockheed Martin this week became the first non-telecom company to earn a commercial service provider accreditation from the Homeland Security Department.

The designation means that DHS can share sensitive and classified cybersecurity threat data with Lockheed that the company can use to enhance the cyber protection it offers its customers.

Lockheed joins AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon as accredited entities under the DHS Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program.

The company will quarantine compromised email and block malicious DNS requests using the DHS-supplied cyber threat intelligence.

“ECS data forms an important pillar of the data we use to inform our intelligence driven defense methodology and operations,” said Rich Mahler, director of Lockheed’s commercial markets, in a statement.

The DHS information will be included in Lockheed’s enhanced threat protection solution, the company said.

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