West Point cadets conduct cyberterrorism drill

Dozens of senior cadets participated in the exercise, which taught them the skills needed to defend our nation's information systems after they graduate.

Dozens of senior cadets participated in the exercise, which taught them the skills needed to defend our nation's information systems after they graduate.

Dozens of senior cadets participated in the exercise, which taught them the skills needed to defend our nation's information systems after they graduate. (4/15/15)

WEST POINT - U.S. Military Academy students trained Wednesday in how to better protect the nation from the increasing threat of cyberterrorism.

Dozens of West Point senior cadets participated in the exercise, which taught them the skills needed to defend the nation's information systems after they graduate. As part of the drill, cadets created and protected their own networks, as well as identified hackers. The cadets were then graded on their efforts.

"All of these skills, regardless of the branch in the Army we choose, are things we'll be able to apply," said Ethan Gleue, a senior cadet. "So, we need to get it down to protect our information systems."

This is the 15th year the drill has been held with cadets from West Point and four other service academies. 

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