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Merchants of death building cyber war facility in Canberra

By johnboy - 11 November 2011 3

The Register informs us that Lockheed Martin are busily building a cyber-security centre somewhere here in Canberra:

Its NextGen Cyber Innovation and Technology Centre (NCITE) is now under construction, and will comprise 900 square meters of floor space. Due for its official opening in March 2012, Lockheed Martin says the facility will eventually employ 200 staff.

A “soft launch” this week was held to coincide with the 2011 Military Communications and Information Conference in Canberra.

The company’s CTO for cybersecurity, Curt Aubley, said: “We will be able to conduct offensive and defensive control testing and wildfire work on the Internet. It is a separate network where we can train offensive versus defensive, so we can rapidly learn in a safe and secure environment.”

The company says the system will run three private clouds and one public cloud, and will be secure to Australia’s “secret” classification level.

“Secret” classification meaning, not particularly.

The building is apparently in Kingston.

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Merchants of death building cyber war facility in Canberra
Deref 7:33 am 14 Nov 11

It’ll make a nice adjunct to the US base.

Speaking of which, is Julia the new Monica Lewinsky?

Classified 7:18 am 14 Nov 11

LSWCHP said :

These things are springing up all over. This one has just had the misfortune of drawing public attention.

+1.

LSWCHP 9:45 pm 13 Nov 11

These things are springing up all over. This one has just had the misfortune of drawing public attention.

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