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Cyber Shock Wave – Simulated Attack Announced

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Bipartisan Policy Center, will host a simulated computer attack against the USA key infrastructures next tuesday.
During the simulation , several distinguished policy makers and ex-government top officials will be given a cyber attack scenario and the guests will have to react in real time and take decisive decisions on the spot.

The goal of the simulation, called Cyber ShockWave, is to see how officials in key government positions would react to a real-time cyber- attack, and judge the impact of their decisions in controlling the attack.

The Bipartisan group website issued a list of the participants and it includes:

“Former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff, the former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, former White House Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend and former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart.”

During the simulation the participants will be asked to advise the President on the unfolding attacks and craft a response to them.

A report in The Atlantic said that ” The whole exercise itself was developed by former CIA director general Michael Hayden and several others, including former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, both of whom were co-chairs of the 9/11 commission. Companies and organizations that are participating in the effort include General Dynamics, Georgetown University and PayPal.”

Media Source : ComputerWorld.com

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