Even as the Department of Homeland Security shakes up its own cybersecurity efforts, the DHS continues to work more closely with private sector companies. The latest example involves Lockheed Martin earning cybersecurity accreditation from DHS.

Indeed, Lockheed Martin is now an accredited Commercial Service Provider (CSP) under DHS' Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) program, the global security and aerospace company has announced.

The accreditation "allows DHS to share sensitive and classified cybersecurity threat information with Lockheed Martin to support its efforts in defending public and private entities against cyber attacks. The Lockheed Martin ECS system will quarantine compromised e-mail and block malicious DNS requests based on DHS supplied cyber threat intelligence," according to a prepared statement from the company.

ECS information will be included within Lockheed Martin's Enhanced Threat Protection solution, enhancing Lockheed Martin's proprietary data streams gathered from years of protecting critical data against advanced persistent threats.

The ECS effort comes as the U.S. government and businesses struggle to mitigate cyber attacks agained U.S. infrastructure and U.S.-based companies. Just yesterday, the DHS announced new leadership and a new reporting structure for its cybersecurity team.

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon also are ECS accredited, according to the DHS website.

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