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U.S. Army war games involved simulated Russian cyber attacks

The U.S. Army recently concluded a month-long exercise in which soldiers attempted to detect and defend networks against simulated Russian cyber attacks.

The exercises analyzed “the ability of soldiers to detect anomalies and explore networks for evidence of a cyberattack; the scenarios included simulated attacks and various kinds of automated actions to replicate anticipated threats, intrusions, and malicious actors.”

In a first for the Army, the Cyber Quest exercise involved “a specified synthesis” between cyber- and electronic-warfare attacks, since both are often used simultaneously. The focus was not just on detecting cyber-intrusions and electronic warfare capabilities, but also on fostering development defensive software and EW-hardened equipment. [source]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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