Ron Sharon

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New London’s Coast Guard Academy places third in national cybersecurity war game

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NEW LONDON — A team from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London placed third in a National Security Agency war game last week that tested their cybersecurity skills, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The NSA’s 21st annual National Cyber Exercise, or NCX, simulates “real-world challenges in cyber policy, cryptography, software development, and malware analysis while culminating a full attack-and-defend cyber combat event,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release Thursday.

“This exercise is an opportunity for our cadets who represent tomorrow’s Service cyber leaders to apply what they have learned at the Academy and identify areas for improvement,” said Paul Crilly, chair of the academy’s Electrical Engineering and Cyber Systems program. “We are proud of their dedication and performance in this year’s NCX and look forward to the amazing things they will do after graduation.”

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Cyber Team, the Cy-Bears, placed third in the 2022 competition, an improvement from last year when they placed fourth, according to their website.

This year, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was declared the winner, according to the NSA’s website.

The competition took place virtually from March 31 to April 2. Twelve teams totaling more than 200 people from the U.S. Service Academics and Senior Military Colleges, as well as interns from NSA’s cyber-focused development programs, participated in the competition.