US Military Academy Launches Cyber Research Org

CyberStockThe U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. has formed a new organization that will research methods for helping Pentagon organizations to fight cybersecurity threats, Army Times reported Monday.

Joe Gould writes the Army Cyber Institute will aim to develop a new generation of cyber professionals and train operational cyber forces.

The organization plans to recruit 75 specialists in the fields of technology, law, history and psychology over the next three years, according to the report.

Cheng reports that Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, West Point’s cyber chair, will help oversee the group.

The Army Cyber Institute will work on techniques for warfighters to manage cyberspace and large-scale cyberwarfare, according to Cheng’s report.

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