Cyber warfare gains interest at military academies

The Air Force Academy created an emphasis in the subject in 2004 by adding classes in Cryptology, Computer Security and Information Warfare and Network Security. Since then, the school has graduated more than 80 students with the cyber warfare emphasis.

The , founded last year, includes 124 members from all classes from 12 academic majors.

Every freshman at the Air Force Academy takes a class that includes some aspects of cyber warfare.

“Everybody has some exposure,” said Lt. Col. Jeff Boleng, deputy head of the Air Force Academy’s department of computer sciences, noting that the school has seen interest grow in the last five years.