Monday, February 15, 2010

Exercise Notice: Cyber ShockWave will Hit USA on Tuesday

In the continuing and expanding trend of war games looking at cyber threats, this one tomorrow will simulate a major attack on US critical national infrastructure. Here's an excerpt from the press release:
Washington, D.C. - The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announces it will host Cyber ShockWave, a simulated cyber attack on the United States on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Cyber ShockWave will provide an unprecedented look at how the government would develop a real-time response to a large-scale cyber crisis affecting much of the nation. The event will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. 
The Cyber ShockWave simulation, created by former CIA Director General Michael Hayden and the BPC’s National Security Preparedness Group, led by the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Governor Thomas Kean and Congressman Lee Hamilton, follows the acclaimed series of Oil ShockWave simulations conducted in 2007 by the BPC and Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). Oil ShockWave addressed dependence on foreign oil as a national security threat.
Complete press release is here. We'll keep you posted on findings and lessons learned from this exercise as these are made public.

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