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Northrop collaborates with NEC for Japanese cyber range system

By Richard Tomkins

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 8 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman says its cyber range has been provided to NEC for the Japan-Cyber Operations Research, Training and Experimentation system.

The system, known as J-CORTEX, is a private cloud-based cyber range that emulates customers' environments for the purpose of testing and training.

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"In Japan, there has been a rapid rise in demand for security and data access management from many government and military agencies given the proliferation of new platforms and business applications," Northrop Grumman said. "J-CORTEX has the capabilities to conduct realistic cyber-security testing, training and exercises that prepare cyber professionals to detect and prevent cyber-attacks in a real-world setting."

NEC, Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Corporation, through the J-CORTEX offering, will ensure a broader range of cybersecurity professionals have access to the most current cyber defensive methods and resources to ensure that government networks are well protected against modern adversaries, it said.

"Northrop Grumman is committed to building trusted partnerships with the Japanese government," said Jack Dorsett, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Japan. "Cyber represents one of our core capabilities and we are delighted to work with NEC and Mitsubishi Corporation to deploy a leading-edge solution for cyber operations research, training and experimentation."

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