WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is partnering with the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center at American University in Washington, D.C., to promote good governance in the preparation for, prevention and detection of, and response to cybersecurity breaches in cybersecurity research and education.
"Raytheon Company is a strong advocate for effective and substantive strategies for cybersecurity governance," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Teaming with academia is foundational to governance and thoughtful preparation. The KCGC is the right fit, as both of our organizations understand the global interdependence of cyber threats and the importance of strong defenses."
KCGC focuses on management, leadership and governance issues faced by corporate board members, C-level executives and IT leadership. It conducts collaborative, objective, multidisciplinary research related to cybersecurity governance and enterprise cyber risk management across business, legal, public and policy disciplines.
"Raytheon understands complex cyber challenges and the value of investing in research and education to further cybersecurity expertise and capabilities," said William DeLone, executive director, KCGC, and Kogod Eminent Professor of Information Technology. "We greatly appreciate Raytheon's support and value its ongoing collaboration."
Raytheon provided initial funding to American University's newly launched KCGC as part of its ongoing commitment to good governance in cybersecurity. Wajsgras will join KCGC's research advisory committee and contribute expertise to the center's workshops, symposia, research and educational programing.
About American University
American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation's capital and around the world. The Kogod School of Business has been a leader in the D.C. business community for 60 years and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for a business school worldwide.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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