Congratulations Cadets of the West Point Cyber Team

Feb 11, 2020

Congratulations to the WestPoint Cadets of the 'Black Knights' Cyber Policy Team for winning 1st place at the Atlantic Council’s international Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge competition held Jan. 28-30 in Lille, France. The 9/12 Challenge is an annual cyber policy and strategy competition where students from across the globe compete in developing policy recommendations to tackle a fictional cyber catastrophe. In partnership with the French Institute for Geopolitics (IFG) and the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), students in the Lille challenge responded to a large-scale cyber-attack on France during a major international event. Competitors had to manage tradeoffs required for responding to a cyber crisis that poses challenges to state, military, and industry actors.

West Point Cadet Cyber teams also took home 1st and 2nd place in Texas at the Atlantic Council’s 9/12 Cyber Strategy Challenge, held in partnership with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 16-17. While in Texas, the 'Black Jacks' (1st place) and the 'Black Knights' (2nd place) had to battle 19 teams in 2 days!
Read more here - https://www.strausscenter.org/item/2058.html

Opportunities to attend competitions like these make a West Point education like no other, and they are made possible through gifts from graduates, parents, corporations, foundations, and other friends of West Point. Learn more about the Margin of Excellence. Thank you for supporting our cadets! WATCH VIDEO


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