South Carolina National Guard activates first cyber-protection battalion

The South Carolina National Guard activated its first unit dedicated to protecting South Carolina and the U.S. from cyber attacks.

The 125th Cyber Protection Battalion held its Activation and Assumption of Command Ceremony Oct. 21 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base.

“This is an amazing time for us,” said Lt. Col. Linda Riedel, commander of the 125th Cyber Battalion. “We have reached a monumental point in the South Carolina National Guard with the activation of the 125th Cyber Protection Battalion.”

The South Carolina National Guard was initially looking for a cyber-protection team, to help push back against cyber attacks but was changed to cyber protection battalion.

Sgt. Brad Mincey | South Carolina National Guard



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