Air Force to train mission defense cyber security experts to protect military computers and installations

July 29, 2020
One of the biggest hurdles is procuring a range for trainees, and work through the Defense Cybercrimes Center to certify instructors.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force has selected the Air National Guard’s training and education center at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Tenn., to be the focal point for training a cadre of cyber security teams. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

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29 July 2020 -- These mission defense teams (MDTs) will protect important Air Force missions, installations, and computers related to aircraft and remotely piloted systems from computer hackers.

The new crews differ from the cyber protection teams that the Air Force, and other services, provide to U.S. Cyber Command as part of the cyber mission force to safeguard critical military computers.

At first, 20 students will participate in the mission defense team pilot class in mid-August. The program then will expand to six 20-student classes in 2021, with a goal of graduating 1,000 students each year by 2023.

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