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Cyber Warfare: The Newest Battlefield
An engine of innovation and communication, the Internet connects billions of people, helps deliver goods and services globally, and brings ideas and knowledge to those who would otherwise lack access. The United States relies on the Internet and the systems and data of cyberspace for a wide range of critical services. This reliance leaves us vulnerable in the face of a real and dangerous cyber threat, as state and non-state actors plan to conduct disruptive and destructive cyber-attacks on the networks of our critical infrastructure and steal U.S. intellectual property to undercut our technological and military advantage.
Army National Guard Cyber Protection Team
The Cyber Protection Team is a joint partnership between the New York and New Jersey National Guard to meet the threats from cyberspace. Soldiers assigned to the Cyber Protection Team train and operate on a traditional part-time basis, in support of state and federal missions. When mobilized for federal active duty, the Cyber Protection Team provides surge support to Army Cyber Command and support to defensive cyberspace operations as assigned.
The Cyber Protection Team provides elite, trained, trusted, disciplined and highly skilled cyber professionals responsive to the needs of the nation while boosting the state and federal cyber defense capabilities. Additionally, the Cyber Protection Team gives New York and New Jersey an additional asset, if needed, when it comes to large-scale emergencies and disasters at home.
Citizen Soldiers are an essential part of The Cyber Protection Team, these cyber professionals, many of whom bring private sector experience, enhance the total Army's cyberspace capabilities and capacities.
Become a Cyber Professional
In order to be considered for the Cyber Protection Team you must be qualified in the following areas:
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Applications for the Cyber Protection Team are accepted continually for Enlisted, Warrant, and Officer MDAY positions.