RESTON, Va., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With a growing worldwide demand for a technical workforce, Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a global science and technology company, is looking to inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals through cybersecurity training. The company is excited to announce the beginning of its 2017 Cyber Challenge season and its sponsorship of events using Leidos' CyberNEXS platform.
The company plans to sponsor a number of challenges and demonstrations across the world with industry and school partners. Inter-ACE, the first cyber challenge event, occurred on March 18 at the University College Cambridge, in the United Kingdom, and is the preliminary competition for a larger cross-nation cyber battle known as Cambridge 2 Cambridge, beginning in July. Leidos will also participate in the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge in San Diego and a challenge with Augusta University in Georgia, as well as hold demonstrations at tradeshows including, Sea Air Space, Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and Air Force Association's Annual Conference.
CyberNEXS is a scalable cybersecurity trainer that provides hands-on learning experience for both students and industry security professionals. The platform uses scenario-based exercises and a secure virtual environment to assess network and system attack-and-defend, forensics, and penetration strategies.
"Leidos is a strong supporter of STEM activities, and sees its importance in attracting and inspiring cybersecurity talent," said Doreen Harwood, Leidos senior vice president, Cyber & SIGINT Solutions. "By introducing students and professionals to CyberNEXS, we hope to increase their interest in this evolving field, and grow the future workforce to support critical global missions."
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 30, 2016, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leidos-announces-launch-of-2017-cyber-challenge-season-300426326.html