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    82nd Airborne Division hosts cyber network defense class

    82nd Airborne Divison hosts cyber network defense class

    Courtesy Photo | U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Todd Alspaugh, assigned to the 82nd Airborne...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. James Hobbs 

    49th Public Affairs Detachment   

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The 82nd Airborne Division hosted its first cyber network defenders class at the division headquarters, on Fort Bragg, May 31, 2019.
    The All American Cyber Academy provided 15 students further training on network defense tools taught in Advanced Individual Training. It also introduced students, attending the academy, to new techniques and practices to better defend Army networks.
    Information assurance and cyber awareness training is enough to keep end users safe from average network threats, but cyber network defenders protect the domain at a higher level.
    “Normal attackers are not going to be able to bypass network security,” said U.S. Army Master Sgt. Jonathan Welch, the 82nd Abn. Div. cyber network defense manager. “What we look for is advanced, persistent threats like teams that spend millions of dollars on research and development to go after specific infrastructure.”
    Cyber network defenders find, analyze, mitigate and respond to unauthorized activity on network domains while deploying and administering cyber defense infrastructure to protect against cyberattacks.
    Without cyber network defenders, malicious users could steal, change or falsify information throughout the network, Welch said.
    The All American Cyber Academy is available quarterly to all cyber network defenders and personnel with cyber security roles in the Fort Bragg area. The next course will be 24 – 26 July.
    For more information and to reserve a seat, contact Master Sgt. Jonathan Welch at



    Date Taken: 05.31.2019
    Date Posted: 06.05.2019 13:22
    Story ID: 325466
    Location: FORT BRAGG, NC, US 

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