|L-3 Partners with NYU-Poly to Speed Innovative Research in Cybersecurity|
L-3 Partners with NYU-Poly to Speed Innovative Research in Cybersecurity
RESTON, Va., December 13, 2012 – L-3’s National Security Solutions (NSS) Group announced today that it has formed an agreement in cybersecurity research and development with the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). NYU-Poly is designated as a National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS) Center of Academic Excellence in information assurance education and research. By partnering with leading academic institutions such as NYU-Poly, L-3 NSS continues its focus on cybersecurity solutions.
“L-3 has decades of experience in protecting data and networks for military, intelligence and civil government customers. In forming this partnership with NYU-Poly, our primary purpose is to speed the delivery of innovative solutions that help keep the nation ahead of approaching cyber threats,” said Les Rose, president of L-3 NSS. “Our customers handle massive quantities of data, and this flow of information needs to remain secure without slowing down end-users, wherever they are located. L-3 and NYU-Poly will jointly develop critical cybersecurity technologies – such as hypervisor security solutions – that enhance security and performance in the cloud and mobile realms.”
““We welcome this pioneering partnership, both because L-3 is one of the country’s foremost defense contractors and because it will speed the process of turning research into real-world protection,” said Katepalli Sreenivasan, NYU-Poly acting president and provost. “NYU-Poly engineers have been conducting pioneering research in cybersecurity, Big Data and privacy, and we look forward to working with L-3 researchers to find new solutions to rapidly emerging security issues.” NYU-Poly introduced one of the nation’s first master’s programs in cybersecurity in 2009. The university is home to the National Science Foundation-funded Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Laboratory.
“L-3 National Security Solutions (NSS) provides full-spectrum cyber operations, enterprise and mission information technology, intelligence operations support and operational infrastructure solutions through integrated engineering, adaptive processes and the expertise required to solve critical security challenges.
“Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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