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Simulated cyber-attack to test government response




Simulated cyber-attack to test government response
Simulated cyber-attack to test government response



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9155318/Simulated_cyber_attack_to_test_government_response?taxonomyId=17 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
Computerworld
February 10, 2010 

Security industry analysts and lawmakers will get an unprecedented 
chance next week to evaluate how the government might respond to a 
cyber-attack on critical infrastructure targets.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington-based non-profit 
established in 2007 by several lawmakers, will host a simulated 
nation-wide cyber-attack next Tuesday for a group of former 
administration and national security officials, who will be playing the 
roles of Cabinet members.

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 to evaluate the split-second decisions they may be required 
to take to deal with it, a BPC alert noted.

Those playing the roles of various cabinet members include 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.

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