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06/06/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/05/2024 23:08

Nixu And Lockheed Martin Sign Cooperation Agreements for Developing Finnish National Cyber Resilience

Nixu Corporation, press release, June 6, 2024, at 08:00 a.m. EEST

Nixu, a DNV company and European cyber security service provider, has signed three cooperation agreements with Lockheed Martin Corporation to strengthen Finnish national cyber resilience capabilities. These 3-year projects with academic and business partners around resilience and threat intelligence are already underway.

The cooperation agreement is a part of indirect industrial cooperation connected to Finland's acquisition of F-35 fighter jets from the American manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The total value of all such cooperation projects is at least 500 million euros.

"We are proud and honoured to participate in indirect industrial cooperation with a world-class player and a wide consortium. Three significant cybersecurity projects included in the agreement with Lockheed Martin will bring concrete value to the whole society. Our great delight is that the overall theme - cyber resilience - is also a strategic business initiative for Nixu," says Teemu Salmi, CEO of Nixu, a DNV company.

Cybersecurity laboratory with a new level of accreditation services

Within the agreement framework, Nixu is committed to three projects, working with Lockheed Martin and a local consortium that includes Finnish universities and startup companies. The timeline spans over three years, from 2024 to 2026.

The projects include the development of capabilities in areas such as security by design, continuous compliance management, and vulnerability research. In a landmark project, Nixu will establish a state-of-the-art cybersecurity laboratory to support product development, assess systems and devices, and accredit final products by Finnish organizations.

"This laboratory will benefit the Finnish economy by providing organizations with a whole new opportunity to fortify cyber security. Together with our subsidiary Nixu Certification, the laboratory can perform accreditation at a higher level of standards than ever before in Finland," says Kim Westerlund, Head of Cyber Security Solutions at Nixu. "The lab will enable businesses to ensure already in the early stages of their product development that their products will fulfil cyber security standards."

AI-based advanced threat detection

The second project involves developing new AI-based technology for advanced threat detection leveraging machine learning. The focus is on creating new capabilities to detect anomalies that indicate the most advanced threats.

Context-aware threat intelligence with AI and LLM

The third project develops context-aware knowledge mining for cyber threat intelligence. The aim is to make cyber threat intelligence better connected to a customer's business context and easier to utilize. This knowledge mining will use artificial intelligence and large language models.

Nixu Corporation

Further information:
Kim Westerlund, Head of Cyber Security Solutions, Nixu Corporation
telephone: +358 40 512 3125, e-mail: [email protected]

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Lockheed Martin

Image caption:
Lockheed Martin's Liane Jordan and Nixu's Kim Westerlund at Lockheed Martin's manufacturing site of F-35 fighter jets in Fort Worth, Texas.

About Nixu:

Nixu, a DNV company, is a trusted cyber security services partner that has been shaping the future through cyber security for over three decades. We help our customers ensure business resilience with peace of mind, enabled by some of the best cyber security professionals in Europe.

DNV is an independent assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries, with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. As a trusted voice for many of the world's most successful organizations, we help seize opportunities and tackle the risks arising from global transformations. We use our broad experience and deep expertise to advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry standards, and inspire and invent solutions.

DNV, Nixu, and Applied Risk - an industrial cyber security specialist acquired by DNV in 2021 - are joining forces to create a leading cyber security services business. Together, we will be known as DNV Cyber. A 500-strong expert team will safeguard demanding IT and industrial control system environments and build business resilience across multiple industries.

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