NPS collaboration will accelerate NATO in cyber security

Navy Graduate School (NPS) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) They became partners in 2004 and the NPS has partnered with the United States Center for Peace Training and Education. Since then, the university has forged strong ties with Neto-Oberamergau (NNA) to launch a NPS-NSO cyber security program and later a cyber security professional program to address growing cyber awareness among NATO members and partners.

The NPS-NSO Partnership is a non-profit cybersecurity program, and since its inception, it has provided a variety of courses in maritime safety, energy security, and cyber security. Due to the increasing number of cyber security programs, the courses offered are in high demand. To date, the program has successfully graduated more than 1,200 students.

Deciding who can teach, who can pass, these courses are decided by NATO’s annual conference to identify the educational needs and priorities of their members and partners. With NPS leading the way in cyber security and already having programs, it was clear to Neto who would teach these valuable courses.

The NPS-NSO relationship began with Alan Howard, now co-chair of NPS Energy Academic Group (EAG), and at the time, NSO Commander of the U.S. Army, Col. Mark Bins, on how to improve education and training throughout NATO.

I said, how do we present some of our education to the Union from NPS to NATO School? Howard said. I saw the opportunity to make NATO a European campus in some way like a Naval graduate school. Why not have a campus where people go and take our lessons, have NPS in NPS and practice what they can. A certain percentage of those who attend our courses at NATO will later become full-time students in NPS.

“The partnership between NPS and NSO will enable the United States and NATO to build internal and partner capacity in cyber knowledge and skills,” said Col Ryan B., Dean of the Assassins Academy and senior national representative for student affairs. Ship. The acquisition of this capability by all NATO and NATO partners will increase the security of the Union.

The Cyber ​​Security Program was officially launched in 2010 in one course, and has since been upgraded to seven different courses. Network security, network vulnerability assessment and risk reduction, cyber event management and disaster response, network traffic analysis, software reverse engineering principles, mobile applications and large data analytics.

“The first four courses are part of a cybersecurity professional program launched in 2012 and students will spend more than 400 hours on lectures, labs, self-reading, tests, distance learning tests, final exams and final projects,” Howard said.

The program has grown in popularity in recent years, with a significant increase in NATO attendance. This rise has led to rapid expansion, with repeated instruction and in some cases doubling the size of the classroom from 30 to 60 students.

“The reason for this growth is obvious,” said Dr. Jedi Fulp, NPS Senior Lecturer and developer of Cyber ​​Security Professional Programs. He says that the increase in class size is due to three main reasons.

Fulp “The first is the increase in the number and type of devices that rely on the correct and secure operation of the operating system, application or network service.” The second is to increase the connection level of these devices, something. 5G technology increases the bandwidth, 10 GB or more, to a larger number and to more devices and people. Third is the fact that states have invested heavily in increasing cyber-attacks.

Each course in the certification program runs for 10 weeks, of which two will be taught at home with an NPS teacher, and the remaining 8 will be practiced. After completing the Cyber ​​Security Professional Program, students will learn how to operate, use, diagnose and troubleshoot cyber security systems. The students will also receive certification as a cyber security expert, which is recognized by NATO and required by many of its members and colleagues.

“I don’t live in any other way,” said Major Tim Schleimer of the German Air Force. During these courses I only found NPS but I did not give up. Very good in my eyes ”

“Without this cooperation, I do not think the same standard program is possible at NSO,” Schleimer added.

The partnership will only benefit students and countries, but will allow NPS professors to gain insight into what they see happening in the cyberspace.

Students in the classroom say that it is common to come up with new technologies or techniques that I do not know about and that I can incorporate them into the curriculum when I give a great deal about it. NPS Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. John McCain. Our NPS students will benefit from attitudes that are used in other parts of the world. So, we see a lot of cooperation from these other countries.

“We are just as strong as our weak links,” McCain said.

“What we are doing is helping these countries to protect their country and develop their organic efforts,” says McCain.

Courses are offered not only in NATO schools in Germany, but also in many partner countries around the world.

Howard said: “There is a great need for him. In addition to the courses we offer at NATO schools, NATO’s headquarters has asked us to offer some courses directly to the host country. Live lessons are available in Morocco, northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kuwait.

Cyber ​​is an important part of everyday life and increasing the risks in the cyber community, the importance of this higher education in cyber security is essential.

“Unlike direct physical attacks, many cyber-attacks may go unnoticed or unpredictable, which means we cannot verify the perpetrators even when they are present,” Fulp said. Such exploitation can lead to theft of intellectual property, espionage, deception, fraud, or physical harm. NATO countries recognize this threat with others and push their people to rise. -Run as fast as you can.

The joint venture between NPS-NSO is constantly changing and the curriculum will continue to adapt to new needs.

Date taken: 09.08.2021
Date posted 09.08.2021 11:17
History ID: 404699
Place Montreal, Kali, USA

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