Passcode Hacker challenge helps NSA develop future cyberwarriors

The National Security Agency hosted its annual Cyber Defense Exercise this week for students at military academies to hone tech skills – and build next generation leaders to fight its cyberwars.

Courtesy of West Point

Dozens of people hunkered over computers. Attacking their rivals, they defaced websites, deployed malware, and fired off phishing e-mails to breach internal networks. Their desks were strewn with candy, Goldfish crackers, mugs of coffee, and masses of tangled wires.