US Military Academies Ramp Up Training for Future Cyber Warriors
Cadet 3rd Class Zachary Madison (foreground) and Cadet 1st Class Ramon Villanueva take part in the National Security Agency’s cyber defense exercise. The exercise, which took place in April, tested competitors' ability to defend a fully functioning computer network from attack. (Source: US Air Force/Sarah Chambers)
I think that while this training is vital, there are future problems being created even now. Has anybody considered what these folks will be qualified to do as a career after their enlistment is over.
It is bad enoygh living with a mind full of infantry training and battle experience, can you imagine the havoc possible if one of these folks go over the edge? Perhaps a lifelong career for them should be considered.
Excellent post Cabe. This is welcome information and obviously much needed by the DOD. I can only imagine where we will be in 20 years relative to cyber security. The academies are certainly being pro-active relative to that need. I think requiring each cadet to take appropriate courses only indicates the threat that exists.
This is a nice story, Cabe. I'd love to see that contest in action. As the Internet gets incorporated into more of our basic fuctions -- like manufacturing -- we become more vulnerable. It's good to see we're trying to protect ourselves. Of course, the U.S. is also conducting cyber attacks and cyper spying.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
Siemens released Intosite, a cloud-based, location-aware SaaS app that lets users navigate a virtual production facility in much of the same fashion as traversing through Google Earth. Users can access PLM, IT, and other pertinent information for specific points on a factory floor or at an outdoor location.
Sharon Glotzer and David Pine are hoping to create the first liquid hard drive with liquid nanoparticles that can store 1TB per teaspoon. They aren't the first to find potential data stores, as Harvard researchers have stored 700 TB inside a gram of DNA.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.