DHS adds Northrop Grumman to critical infrastructure cybersecurity program

FALLS CHURCH, VA. Northrop Grumman has signed a memorandum of agreement to join the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program. The agreement will enable expansion of cybersecurity protection for U.S. critical infrastructure. Northrop Grumman has begun the security accreditation approval process required in order to operate as a Commercial Service Provider (CSP) in the ECS program.

The program promotes information sharing to enhance cyber protection of critical infrastructure information systems and guard against data exfiltration, exploitation, and unauthorized access. As part of the ECS program, the shares both classified and unclassified cyber threat indicators with designated CSPs, who then utilize those indicators to provide services to authorized critical infrastructure systems.

"The program is a smart way to extend cyber protections to assets, networks, and systems that are vital to the security of our country," says Jim Myers, Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Solutions, Information Systems. "We understand that securing our critical infrastructure against cyber intrusion is essential to our economic well-being and national security."