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Cyber Shield 2018

posted Jun 17, 2018, 4:54 PM by James Caroland   [ updated Jun 27, 2018, 2:07 PM ]
By LTC BE Rhodes, Colorado Army National Guard 

Article Summary

Cyber Shield is a recurring national-level exercise.   Cyber Shield 2018 involved more than 800 participants in one of the largest US National Guard’s cyber-operations exercise. Participants include members of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army Reserve and representatives of State and Federal government agencies, Industry partners and Academia taking part - to test their collective skills and evaluate their defensive capabilities in response to cyber warfare.

Cyber Shield 2018 incorporated two phases: the first week focused on military, government and private sector training on vital cyber skills. The second week challenged National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to face off against experienced opposing force adversaries, utilizing their training and skills to defend networks to mitigate the effects of cyber-attacks against vulnerable infrastructure. The Exercise week scenario consisted of an infiltration by hacktivists, to key infrastructure operated within a Transportation Industry network. Governors requested National Guard support to provide traditional and cyber incident response support.

MCPA sponsored the Cyber Shield Social event at the conclusion of Cyber Shield 2018 training week.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE ABOUT CYBER SHIELD 2018 AND MCPA'S CYBER SHIELD SOCIAL, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED PDF
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James Caroland,
Jun 27, 2018, 2:07 PM