NPS Participates in NSA's 11th annual Cyber Defense Exercise 2011
A team from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) again participated in the 11th annual National Security Agency (NSA)-sponsored Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) in late April. The CDX takes place annually throughout military educational installations in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and provide experience through training for future DoD cyber warriors.
"NPS Team Participates in NSA's Annual Cyber Defense Exercise" - 18 May 2011
"NPS Wins Cyber Defense Exercise" - 12 May 2010. See the full article on:
KION TV web site
(external website) or click here for a copy of the article.
"Inside NPS - CDX 2010 video segment" 07 May 2010 - Runtime: 5:20 min(or click here to view the original on the NPS Video Portal)
"Mids Get the Trophy, but NPS Wins Cyber Defense Exercise" - 07 May 2010.
NSA Press Release (26 Apr 2010 results): U.S. Naval Academy Triumphs in 10th Annual Cyber Defense Exercise
"KION TV News Report on CDX 2010" 23 Apr 2010 - Runtime: 0:48 min
NSA Press Release (20 Apr 2010): Cyber Defense Put to the Test During Annual Exercise
|** Please note that the initial results sent out by NSA showed NPS taking top honors which was later (5/17/10) updated to second place as scores were recounted. So initial news reports may show NPS having won the event.|
Scholarships for Federal Cyber
"NPS offers free ride, hard work - Scholarships available" - posted in the Monterey County Herald, 05 Dec 2009. Click here for a copy of the article.
"New scholarship program to promote cyber security in civilian workforce" - posted in the Californian.com, 11 Nov 2009. Click here for a copy of the article.
NPS Participates in NSA's 9th
annual Cyber Defense Exercise
This year's ninth annual CDX is dubbed, "Realistic Network Defense in a Hostile World." NPS' own cyber security team has designed, built and defended computer networks against simulated intrusions by the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Red Team. The competition is designed to foster education and awareness among future military leaders about the role of information assurance in protecting the nation's critical information systems. Schools are assessed on their abilities to maintain network services while detecting and responding to network security intrusions and compromises. The stiff competition includes the five service academies (Military, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Merchant Marine), the Air Force Institute of Technology, and for the first time a foreign school, the Royal Military College of Canada, has joined in the fierce rivalry. Click here for an NSA produced video for CDX 2009.
NPS Receives Prestigious
National Information Assurance
Monterey, CA. - The Committee of National Security Systems (CNSS), under the National Security Agency's (NSA) Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program, has certified that the Naval Postgraduate School information assurance program is among the most rigorous in the nation. The NPS curriculum designed by the school's Center for Information Systems Security and Research (CISR) meets and exceeds the National Training Standard for Information Security Professionals (NSTISSI 4011) along with four additional training standards, placing it the top tier of information assurance programs. (Click here for more)
"Naval Postgraduate School students wage 4-day battle" - See the full article in: Information Warfare Monitor (external website)
"NPS Hones Cyber Defense Skills During CDX
2008" - 12 June 2008.
"One Breach is Too Many in Cyber Warfare" - posted in the Monterey County Herald, 29 Apr 2008. Click here for a copy of the article.
"War Games at Navy School" - posted in the Monterey County Herald, 28 Apr 2003. Click here for a copy of the article.
Click here for a video describing CISR's role in the CDX 2003 exercise Runtime: 6:53 min
NPS Participates in NSA's Cyber Defense
"Cyberwar games: Cadets hone their skills" - 26 April 2002. See the full article in: CNET News(external website) or click here for a copy of the article.
"KSBW TV News Report on CDX 2002" 30 Apr 2002 - Runtime: 2:28 min
"MONTEREY, Calif. -- Systems administrator David Riebrandt's first hint that intruders had hacked the military network came from telltale electronic footprints. From the logs (electronic records of the information passed on the network) it quickly became evident that a server with gate-keeping control over different parts of the system was getting downright chatty with a foreign computer via the Internet..."
|This U.S. Government Web Site is provided by the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research for official information regarding CISR's programs and research.|