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'Twas the Night Before Christmas ... on the NCDOC Watchfloor

by NCDOC & NETWARCOM Public Affairs
26 December 2023
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ...
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ...
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ...
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ...
'Twas the Night Before Christmas ...
Photo By: Jason Rodman
VIRIN: 231224-N-PD810-3052
Tonight while you enjoy a silent night with your loved ones, your U.S. Navy #cyber Sailors are hard at work keeping our networks safe and secure!
"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the network,
Several threats were stirring, our Sailors are hard at work
The watch standers watch the DoDIN with care
In hopes that nothing bad will be there
The world is nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of safety danced in their heads.
And IT1 at his keyboard, and I on my watch,
Had just altered our brains for a long evening watch.
When out on the network there arose such a clatter,
We sprang into action to see what was the matter.
Away to our keyboards we flew like the flash,
Alerted NCDOC, there’s no need for a clash
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen attempt,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects contempt
When what to our wondering eyes should be seen,
But a determined attacker, committing a major crime on the screen
With a computer exploit, so lively and quick,
We knew in a moment the attacker was most slick
And then, in a twinkling, we saw the breach
The attack and counter of each security tool.
As we drew up our response, to turn the tables on the attacker,
We ended his attempt like a nutcracker
NETWARCOM & NCDOC sprang to their keyboards, to their team gave a whistle,
And away the cyber intrusion flew like the down of a missile.
NETWARCOM & NCDOC are careful to secure and defend our network,
So the world is safe and secure,
We know it’s hard, but we keep up the fight,
And Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
Naval Network Warfare Command provides Global Command and Control to the Department of Defense Information Network-Navy (DoDIN-N) 24/7/365. Our team Maintains and Maneuvers the security and tactical networks to all ships, shore stations and support. We also maintain a team ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to reduce threats across the Globe. Our Cloud Watch Team provides 24/7/365 support to all personnel, working around the clock to deliver robust, secure, and resilient Navy Cloud communications and architecture supporting over 600k users worldwide. With over 200 officers, sailors, civilians and contractors worldwide, NNWC keeps the network and communications up and running all through the night. Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command works around the clock deterring cyber intrusions, defending the Navy’s networks, and ensuring our warfighters around the globe can meet mission requirements.

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