West Point Cadets Take Part in Cyber Competition

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- A group of West Point cadets will be competing against other service academies this week in an annual cyber-defense exercise.

The four service academies will defend themselves against cyber-attacks starting Monday on computer networks individual teams design and build. The attacks are launched over three days by employees of the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense.

The team that withstands attacks and recovers the best wins the competition.

The competition was started in 2001 to sharpen the cyber skills of future military officers.

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