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Marshall students learn to thwart cyber attacks with help From W.Va. National Guard, tech companies


One of the best ways to prevent cyber attacks is to hire someone to try to hack a system. These realistic training scenarios are called cyber ranges, and Marshall University’s Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) is enlisting Forge Security, a local provider of cyber ranges, and the West Virginia National Guard to simulate these cyber attacks. In a press conference on Marshall’s campus, President of Marshall University Brad Smith said that the West Virginia National Guard will provide on-site personnel to help students with research and training.
“We are collectively working together to build a foundation that will strengthen, protect, and defend against unauthorized cyber attacks,” Smith said.
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