DHS/Raytheon collaboration to bolster cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

WASHINGTON. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will collaborate with Raytheon under the Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program outlined in President Obama's recent “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” Executive Order. In a Memorandum of Agreement, Raytheon will receive information on active malicious cybersecurity threats from the DHS and use the indicators to protect sectors of critical infrastructure, including the defense industrial base.

As a commercial service provider, Raytheon will be able to use its broad managed security offerings to quickly analyze and defend against threats, and assist participants in the ECS information sharing program in protecting systems against unauthorized access, exploitation, or data exfiltration.

"Information sharing and collaboration between government and industry partners is critical to defending our nation against the cyber threat," says Steven K. Hawkins, vice president of the Information Security Solutions product line for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "The Enhanced Cybersecurity Services program adds another layer of cyber resiliency for our nation's most critical resources."

Details of the “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” Executive Order can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/12/executive-order-improving-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity.