West Point, N.Y. — “It’s no secret that modern warfare is expanding beyond conventional means such as land, air and sea,” said the United States Military Academy (USMA) Cadet Joseph Cilenti. “As near-peer adversaries such as China and Russia grow more proficient in their offensive cyber techniques, innovation in cyber space is critically important.”
The network(s) at USMA serves a dual purpose. They provide an environment conducive to learning for cadets while maintaining opportunities to advance secure communications for experimentation and daily military use.
“Our team has developed the Distributed Cyber Defense Solution (DCDS), a network monitoring toolkit that not only has the capability to defend the networks at West Point, but also has the ability to aid all networks where it is deployed,” Cilenti said.
DCDS allows any individual to view flagged and potential malicious data, network health and statistics such as network flow data.
“As the United States Army adapts to this new cyber domain of warfare, we hope to contribute new technologies, such as the one our team created,” Cilenti said.
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The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information about the academy, go to www.westpoint.edu.