Colorado reservists battle against simulated cyber threats during 'Capture the Flag' event

Staff Sgt. Evan Pickard a cyber warfare operations technician assigned to the 960th Network Operations Squadron reviews computer coding during a "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017. Members of the 302nd Communications Flight and 960th NOS took part in the event during the November, Unit Training Assembly, which aims to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)

Staff Sgt. Evan Pickard a cyber warfare operations technician assigned to the 960th Network Operations Squadron reviews computer coding during a "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017. Members of the 302nd Communications Flight and 960th NOS took part in the event during the November Unit Training Assembly, which aims to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)

Tech. Sgt. Noah Mullins, assists Airman 1st Class Vincent Briones, both assigned to the 302nd Communications Flight, with computer coding during a "Capture The Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017.  Members of the 302nd CF took part in the "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge during the November Unit Training Assembly, which aimed to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)

Tech. Sgt. Noah Mullins, assists Airman 1st Class Vincent Briones, both assigned to the 302nd Communications Flight, with computer coding during a "Capture The Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017. Members of the 302nd CF took part in the "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge during the November Unit Training Assembly, which aimed to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)

Senior Master Sgt. Robbie Engevold, the 302nd Communications Flight superintendent, looks on as Senior Airman Stephen Morrison, left, a 302nd CF cyber operations technician,  , and Tech. Sgt. Raymond Shaw, NCO in charge of cyber transport technicians, take on a coding challenge during a "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017. Members of the 302nd Communications Flight took part in the "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge during the November Unit Training Assembly, which aimed to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment.. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)

Senior Master Sgt. Robbie Engevold, the 302nd Communications Flight superintendent, looks on as Senior Airman Stephen Morrison, left, a 302nd CF cyber operations technician, and Tech. Sgt. Raymond Shaw, NCO in charge of cyber transport technicians, take on a coding challenge during a "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017. Members of the 302nd Communications Flight took part in the "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge during the November Unit Training Assembly, which aimed to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Staff Sgt. Evan Pickard a cyber warfare operations technician assigned to the 960th Network Operations Squadron reviews computer coding during a "Capture the Flag" cyber operations challenge at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 4, 2017. Members of the 302nd Communications Flight and 960th NOS took part in the event during the November Unit Training Assembly, which aims to test their ability to identify and respond to cyber threats in a simulated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephen J. Collier)