American global aerospace, defence, security and technologies company, Lockheed Martin, has invested £3million in a cyber security centre in Gloucester.
To boost cyber skills and to create more jobs in the UK for young people, the Cyber Works centre employs 90 people undertaking research and developing new cyber defence capabilities, whilst supporting the government’s National Cyber Security Strategy.
“Lockheed Martin is uniquely placed to help develop solutions to protect our national security, and the Cyber Works centre will draw on our extensive expertise in this area and act as a hub for collaboration with government, industry, academia and international partners on research and development, skills and training,” said Peter, Ruddock, Lockheed Martin’s CEO.
Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin MP, who opened the new facility in Gloucester, added: “With our National Cyber Security Strategy, Britain is a world leader in the field and the opening of today’s cutting-edge centre is a great example of how partnerships with industry are at the heart of that strategy. Together we are developing solutions to national security risks.”
Supporting the UK’s cyber security research, Lockheed Martin also plans to invest in the National Cyber Security Centre’s £6.5million CyberInvest scheme.
Written by Leah Alger