For the first time, The Citadel is taking part in a three-day cybersecurity competition April 8 hosted by the National Security Agency (NSA), The Post and Courier reported.
The competition, the NSA’s National Cyber Exercise, has U.S. military colleges and service academies compete against each other in cybersecurity simulations.
“It involves exercises on forensics, cyber policy, cryptography and reverse engineering, and ends with a real-world defense challenge where they have to detect and protect a network system from hackers,” The Post and Courier reported.
The event is usually in-person, but the 2021 competition is virtual.
Other schools participating this year include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Norwich University, Texas A&M University, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech and University of North Georgia.