2013 Tech Tour
During the daylong event, senior staff members interacted with business executives from four world-renown companies – Visa, Oracle, Symantec and Northrop Grumman – all the while engaging in substantive discussions on network security, government efficiency, cloud computing, and other topics. CPPI’s event provided participants with a first-hand look at state-of-the-art technology and an increased understanding of these companies’ global operations.
Tammy Greeves, Business Leader
Eddy Cones, Manager, Global Security & Safety
Symantec’s Security Operations Center, or SOC, serves as the cutting-edge, state-of-the-art war room for Symantec’s security analysts and engineers. The Virginia SOC is the largest of five such facilities operated by Symantec worldwide with the others located in Japan, Germany, England, and Australia. These centers are the first line of defense in the war against online threats. The SOC is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Analysts work on three rotating eight-hour shifts daily. This practice is to ensure that monitoring continues consistently and security incidents are dealt with in real-time as they happen.
Northrop Grumman’s Center for Innovative Solutions is designed to be a think-tank for idea creation and development of mission concept-of-operations. With an inspiring, innovative and creative work environment, the center is an ideal platform for Northrop Grumman’s business developers and technologists to engage in working sessions with their customers. More than 5,000 stakeholders engaged at the center in its first year, including meetings with executive and engineering customers from the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and several civilian agencies.