Northrop Grumman Welcomes Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy

CANBERRA, Australia – Apr. 22, 2016 – Northrop Grumman Australia has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy this week.

“Northrop Grumman welcomes the delivery of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy and recognises its commitment to strengthening Australia’s cyber defence and improving Australia’s cyber-security education and research,” said Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia. “Northrop Grumman Australia will continue to work alongside the Australian Government as it confronts the new challenges of the digital age.”

Northrop Grumman Australia has a substantial workforce involved in information management, satellite communication, and cyber security systems. Northrop Grumman carries out a range of cutting edge research and for over two decades the company has partnered with the Australian Government to devise technological solutions across a range of platforms as well as providing computer network defence and cyber incidence response capabilities. Northrop Grumman M5 Network Security’s Australian-developed Secure Communications System was recognised with the 2015 Defence Science and Technology Group Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia.

“In particular, we welcome the Government’s focus on investing in students and upskilling Australia’s next generation,” Irving said.  “Both in Australia and globally Northrop Grumman is keenly aware of the need to build a pipeline of future science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals and is a dedicated patron of STEM education in Australia.”

Northrop Grumman supports a range of academic initiatives in Australia, from primary school to post-doctorate research. In recent years the Northrop Grumman Foundation-American Australian Association Fellowship for advanced research and study in science and technology has seen Australian doctoral candidates undertake advanced studies in the United States, while the Northrop Grumman, ViaSat and Optus, Country Scholarship will support regional students studying at the Australian National University from 2017.

“The Government has recognised that partnerships between the public and private sectors will be vital for securing cyber security into the future,” said Irving. “Northrop Grumman stands ready to support the government’s delivery of this important strategy not just today, but as it continues to address the needs of the future.”

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

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