The Air Force Academy recently beat out the four other military service academies in the Cyber Defense Exercise, a training tool designed to prepare students to protect and defend the nation’s critical information systems. Each student team was challenged to configure a secure network of computers to serve both local and remote users. The exercise environment was created to represent coalition information sharing. The students entered into direct cybercombat with so-called red forces that challenged them to keep their systems online and functional. Each team was evaluated on how well it maintained services and its efforts to recover from and prevent future security breaches, according to the National Security Agency, which sponsored the event with the U.S. Military Academy. Full Story
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