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Air Force conducts network-defense exercise

Air Force officials finished a two-week computer network-defense exercise March 26, which validated and strengthened the Air Force’s ability to defend its network against a wide range of attacks. About 200 people at network operations security centers and associated network control centers Air Force-wide experienced and overcame various tactical situations as part of Black Demon, the largest exercise of its kind within the Department of Defense. These situations included testing operations against network attack, reconnaissance, denial of service, loss of network-defense tools, insider threats, malicious logic and loss of firewall. Training was the primary objective of Black Demon, said Brig. Gen. Gregory H. Power, 8th Air Force vice commander and leader of the exercise. Full Story

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