[ISN] Cadets Face Challenge From Computer Hackers

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Tue Apr 12 07:05:53 EDT 2005

Forwarded from: William Knowles <wk at c4i.org>


April 11, 2005

NEW LONDON, Conn. -- Cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in New London
will try to fend off computer hackers in a weeklong national drill.

The cadets will join their peers from the Naval, Air Force, West Point
and Merchant Marine academies in the National Security Agency's cyber
defense exercise. The military students will try to protect a network
of computers from highly skilled attackers during the drill, which
begins Monday.

The academies will be competing against each other, and the winner
gets a trophy and bragging rights.

The exercise also serves as the final project for senior-level
computer science majors taking the U.S. Military Academy's information
assurance course.

"Communications without intelligence is noise;  Intelligence
without communications is irrelevant." Gen Alfred. M. Gray, USMC
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