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Military Academies Battle NSA in Cyber Defense Exercise

NSA, Military Service Academy Experts Test Advanced Cyber Tactics and Technologies at Cyber Defense Exercise Hosted by Lockheed Martin

NSA, Military Service Academy Experts Test Advanced Cyber Tactics and Technologies at Cyber Defense Exercise Hosted by Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government, on Monday said that it would host emerging cyber leaders from U.S. and Canadian military service academies to test their capabilities this week against experts from the National Security Agency in the annual Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX).

“Cyber Security is at the core of all we do, so each year we are inspired by these innovative students as they face challenges from veteran NSA experts,” said Darrell Durst, vice president of cyber solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions. “The students tackle the same types of threats our nation faces daily in cyber security. Whether detecting intruders, or adapting to sophisticated threats, NSA leverages this opportunity to educate the next generation of cyber professionals.”

Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin said it coordinated with NSA to establish a private network for the exercise, which links all the academies with CDX headquarters at a Lockheed Martin facility in Hanover.

The company said it is also providing technical support for CDX preparation and execution.

This year’s event marks the 11th year that Lockheed Martin has hosted the event. 

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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