Friday, May 4, 2007

Follow Up to Cybersecurity Excercise

In answer to the interest so many showed from the Fort Lewis cybersecurity exercises, I wanted to give a quick follow up.

Don McLane, faculty participant, provided the following.

"Ft. Lewis provided an EXCEPTIONAL environment. Each group had three high-powered workstations, and six monitors. Groups had a while to familiarize themselves with their network. Then the people from West Point started attacking. This is a unique experience. Groups knew that experts were attacking their network--right now. Everyone drew on all their experience to identify and mitigate the threat."

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Director Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC), University of Washington chimed in with this nugget.

"It was a big deal and Don's group was given special mention for their success with the exercise. Don did a great job preparing them. There were actually between 60-70 people there--huge group--U of Alaska Fairbanks, Highline CC, Cloverdale CC, Tacoma and Seattle. We have Ft. Lewis aboard for next year!"

Sounds great and look forward to next year.

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