Home / Cybersecurity / National Guard Stages Nationwide Cybersecurity Exercise for 2018

National Guard Stages Nationwide Cybersecurity Exercise for 2018

The National Guard has hosted the Cyber Shield 2018 exercise as part of an effort to establish itself as a versatile service supporting the cyber defense of 54 states and territories.

The reserve force component is working with partners from other agencies and industry with the aim of bolstering cybersecurity and technological capacities for national defense, the U.S. Army said Monday.

The two-week exercise is divided into two phases. Participants are given the chance to acquire and bolster cybersecurity skills through learning sessions with military, government and industry leaders during the first week.

The second week tasks participating National Guard members to defend networks against trained opponents through the use of skills developed in the first week.

A volunteer staff consisting of National Guard and reserve soldiers and airmen planned and administered the seventh Cyber Shield over an 11-month period.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *