Cyber Storm III Simulates Large-scale Attack


Grant Gross
IDG News
September 30, 2010

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A new cyberattack exercise hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this week reflects the increasingly sophisticated attacks U.S. agencies and businesses face, DHS officials said.

Cyber Storm III, the third large-scale cyberattack exercise hosted by DHS, will test the ability of government agencies and more than 60 private-sector organizations to work together during a massive incident, said Phil Reitinger, deputy undersecretary of the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate. Cyber Storm III kicked off Tuesday morning, and Reitinger said Wednesday that he was pleased with the response so far.

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“One of the things that I think it’s critical to recognize about cyberspace is it’s beyond the capability of any one government agency to respond, or even one government or one private-sector entity,” he said. “This really requires a joint response.”

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