14th Test Squadron members showcase cyber vulnerability assessment tool

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  • By Senior Airman Alexandria Slade
  • 926th Wing Public Affairs

The 14th Test Squadron, an operational testing squadron under the 926th Operations Group, showcased a new tool meant to enable a maintainable, repeatable and trainable process for conducting Cyber Vulnerability Assessments during the Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Feb. 6-9.

The mission of the 14th TS is to provide comprehensive cybersecurity evaluations on Air Force Space Command weapon systems. The System Planning Execution Analysis and Reporting tool developed by the 14th TS takes into consideration the time constraints of Traditional Reservists and implements an iterative knowledge-base that is able to leverage the unique expertise of citizen Airmen and apply it to military cyberspace systems.

“The cyberspace symposium is a great way for the squadron to showcase its cyberspace systems testing capability to military, U.S. Government, and civilian cyberspace professionals,” Lt. Col. Rob Jackson, 14th Test Squadron commander, said.

“This year, our cyberspace operations officers and technicians demonstrated a system assessment and reporting software suite that is a perfect example of innovation at the lowest levels in the Air Force. As a result of developing this suite, the squadron has saved Air Force major commands more than $100,000 each year in testing costs.”

The Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium is an annual event that provides a national forum for industry and government to work together to help solve the challenges faced in cybersecurity, community cyber readiness and national defense.

“The squadron received several requests by organizations to demonstrate the suite,” Jackson said. “The squadron looks forward to expanding the use of the software to help ensure Air Force and Joint mission systems are compliant with cybersecurity standards. As with previous symposiums, it is a great forum for the squadron to represent the 926th Operations Group, 926th Wing, and the Air Force Reserve."