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Employee Privacy and Data Protection


Protect the privacy and integrity of employee data to reduce the likelihood of data fraud, loss, sabotage and theft.


At Lockheed Martin we respect and are committed to protecting employee privacy. Our comprehensive approach to employee privacy and data protection complies with all applicable international rules and regulations across our footprint. In the face of an ever-changing regulatory landscape, we continue to evolve our processes and procedures to meet new and emerging data protection and privacy challenges. We empower our employees to take a proactive role in protecting their personal data. Lockheed Martin requires all new-hires to attend a privacy awareness training, and all employees must complete sensitive information training. We also offer more detailed two-day privacy professional certification classes.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting rapid shift to a heavier reliance on remote and online activities opened new opportunities for scammers to try and take advantage through methods such as email phishing. Members from various Lockheed Martin cybersecurity, counterintelligence and privacy teams mobilized to connect employees with the information they needed to protect personal data. Functional leaders from across the business shared information through emails, intranet posts and staff calls to raise awareness of scams and encourage best practice behaviors at home. For example, the Security and CIS team published an article through an internal newsletter providing employees information on different types of intelligence collection and cybersecurity threats, how to protect themselves, where to go for more information and who to contact for additional support.


Protecting the Enterprise - Visibility, Manageability, Survivability 

Our Corporate global enterprise encompasses:

  • >114,000 employees
  • ~300,000 network nodes
  • Over 3 million IP addresses and 145,000 managed user desktops around the globe
  • 8,500+ programs across 300+ customers

Each day, protection of these enterprise resources requires the collection, analysis and management of:

  • ~20 billion sensor events per day
  • 450 million web requests daily
    • 10 million blocked as malicious
  • ~1PB full packet capture storage
  • 92 million emails per week
    • 28 million are spam
  • 800,000 active directory objects

Please visit our Sensitive Data and Intellectual Property Protection page for additional information on Lockheed Martin’s data protection practices.

2020 SMP Goals

Achieve annual recertification of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.


Success: The U.S. International Trade Administration, which administers the Privacy Shield[1] framework, completed its review and approval of Lockheed Martin’s 2020 Privacy Shield recertification.

[1] The Privacy Shield Framework was invalidated in 2020 and Lockheed Martin no longer relies on it to transfer personal information from the EU to the US.

Employee Privacy and Data Protection
Women in Cybersecurity

Lockheed Martin is proud to serve as a strategic partner with Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS). WiCyS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to developing a robust cybersecurity workforce with gender equality by facilitating recruitment, retention and advancement activities for women in cybersecurity. Through this strategic partnership, we support year-round activities and help women achieve their career goals in the cybersecurity field. Lockheed Martin works together with WiCyS to help provide a global community of engagement, encouragement and support for women at all stages of their cybersecurity careers. Whether women are students considering a career in cybersecurity, veterans transitioning from the military to civilian workforce or experienced leaders in the workforce, we provide tangible benefits through an extensive network of world-class cybersecurity professionals. We leverage our strong relationships with academia, industry and government to help bring together women and allies in offering opportunities for mentoring, networking, learning, career development and support.

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