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Cyber exercises :  When the Army, industry and local governments team up in “live-fire” cyber exercises, the results are mutually beneficial, said Col. Andrew O. Hall.

Hall, director of Army Cyber Institute, and other cyber experts spoke at an Association of the U.S. Army-sponsored forum on cyber issues, Dec. 13.

The reason that robust exercises are beneficial, he said, is that gaps in cyber defense become apparent and leaders of these communities learn what actions they must take to defend themselves.

In turn, lessons learned help the Army to better understand how to defend all the networks, which are all vital to national security, he continued.

A good example of this collaboration, Hall said, is the Jack Voltaic cybersecurity exercise. In 2016, the exercise brought together representatives from the Army and critical infrastructure sectors in New York City including finance, energy, telecommunications, emergency management, and city government to respond to a two-day simulated cyber-attack against the city. Read more

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 When the Army, industry and local governments team up in “live-fire” cyber exercises, the results are mutually beneficial, said Col. Andrew O. Hall.

Hall, director of Army Cyber Institute, and other cyber experts spoke at an Association of the U.S. Army-sponsored forum on cyber issues, Dec. 13.

The reason that robust exercises are beneficial, he said, is that gaps in cyber defense become apparent and leaders of these communities learn what actions they must take to defend themselves.

In turn, lessons learned help the Army to better understand how to defend all the networks, which are all vital to national security, he continued.

A good example of this collaboration, Hall said, is the Jack Voltaic cybersecurity exercise. In 2016, the exercise brought together representatives from the Army and critical infrastructure sectors in New York City including finance, energy, telecommunications, emergency management, and city government to respond to a two-day simulated cyber-attack against the city.