Cyber Storm Simulation Tests Nation’s Readiness

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly high profile issue in government and private industry circles as concern about the safety of our most critical systems rises.

How safe are our systems? The only thing we know for sure is that they are constantly under attack and that there will continue to be a need for more effective preventative security solutions for the foreseeable future. While it’s hard to know exactly what form a potentially lethal cyber attack may take, cyber defenses and readiness need to be checked as thoroughly as possible.

The Department of Homeland Security is planning an ambitious three-day simulation designed to test our digital defenses. But, as eSecurity Planet reports, the DHS’s role is not without controversy.

The Department of Homeland Security this week is convening officials from across the federal government, private industry and foreign nations for its Cyber Storm exercise, a three-day simulation that aims to test the nation’s ability to respond to a major attack on U.S. digital infrastructure.

The war-game exercise will model real attacks that have played out in recent years, taking note of the increasing sophistication of today’s cyber combatants.

Read the full article at eSecurity Planet:

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