Cybersecurity Research Consortium (CRC)

Cybersecurity Research Consortium

The Northrop Grumman Cybersecurity Research Consortium (CRC) was established in 2009 to enhance Northrop Grumman’s technol­ogy capabilities in the area of cybersecurity through a collab­orative research partnership with top universities in the country. Current university members include Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Purdue University. In May of 2012, the company invited the University of Southern California (USC) to join the Consortium, further advancing research into solutions to counter the newest and most pressing cyber threats to our economy and national security.

The goals of the Consortium include creat­ing technological differentiators for our business pursuits, further branding of our thought leader­ship, remaining at the state-of-the-art in technology, and further recruiting of top technical talent.

Northrop Grumman sponsors research projects at member universities on a yearly basis and transitions the results of the research to the marketplace through its Independent Research and Development (IR&D) program as well as through Contract R&D and customer projects.

The Northrop Grumman CRC holds a semi-annual symposium to foster the exchange of ideas and results among consortium members and Northrop Grumman cybersecurity technologists, practitioners, and business developers.

The Northrop Grumman CRC is a key component of Northrop Grumman’s strategy to secure our nation and its critical infra­structure against ever-evolving cyber threats.