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  • Texas National Guard, Chile Partner for Cyber Training

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas National Guard and the Chilean Army conducted a joint cybersecurity exercise in Santiago, Chile, Aug. 28-30, as part of the State Partnership Program.Col. Christopher Howell, chief of the Cyber Operations Branch, Joint Force Headquarters, Texas Military Department, said

  • Cyber Fortress 2.0 Tests Virginia’s Cyber Response Plan

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia National Guard hosted Cyber Fortress 2.0, testing Virginia’s cyber response plan in an exercise with state and federal organizations that would respond in a real-world cyber incident.“The cyber domain is one of the most complex we operate in across the whole of

  • Massachusetts Guard Cyber Team Helps Town Check Security

    TEWKSBURY, Mass. – Four Massachusetts National Guard members worked with the Town of Tewksbury to identify weaknesses in their cybersecurity and suggest improvements.Two Soldiers and two Airmen conducted the assessments as part of the Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training program. The

  • Cyber Attacks, Typhoon Mawar Prompt Guam Cyber Conference

    TUMON, Guam – Thanks to the whole-of-community approach between local and federal governments and community partners, the scars to critical infrastructure from Typhoon Mawar appear to have healed. Power and water have been restored and roads are clear. But not all the scars are visible.On the day of

  • Oklahoma Guardsmen Finish First at Cyber Shield 2023

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - For the second year in a row, Oklahoma National Guard members won first place in a two-week cyber defense exercise, outperforming teams from more than 20 states and territories and five National Guard State Partnership Program groups.The joint OKNG team, including three 137th

  • California National Guard Defends West Coast Cyber Realm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The quiet room is a far cry from what most would imagine a military warfare exercise looks like. The only sounds are low voices, the hum of computers and keyboards clacking. Airmen and Soldiers stare intently at their screens, blue glow lighting up their faces as their eyes move

  • Maryland Airmen, Estonia Build Cyber-Sharing Platform

    TALLINN, Estonia – Maryland Air National Guard cyber professionals and their Estonian partners are building an information-sharing platform to defend against cyber threats.Airmen from the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the Estonian Defense Forces, and

  • Cyber Shield Hones Skills, Builds Partnerships

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than 800 National Guard Airmen, Soldiers and international partners participated in the 2023 Cyber Shield cybersecurity exercise hosted by the National Guard’s Professional Education Center June 2-17.The exercise at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, enabled cyber

  • Cyber Yankee Prepares Military, Business for Cyber Threats

    NIANTIC, Conn. - In the face of rising cyber threats, the Department of Defense has increased its efforts to recruit and build cyber capabilities. According to the 2023 DOD Cyber Strategy, the military has four main lines of effort in cyberspace: defend the nation, prepare to fight and win the

  • West Virginia Guard, DISA lead U.S.-Romanian Cyber Team in Exercise

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia National Guard, under the leadership of the Defense Information Security Agency, hosted more than 180 cyber experts and representatives from federal and state agencies to compete on behalf of the U.S.-Romanian team in the world’s largest international cyber