“Cyber Storm” will simulate a series of network attacks on critical infrastructure in the private sector and in international, federal, and state governments.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is attempting to create a perfect storm in cyberspace this week in what it’s touting as the first international test of cyber preparedness.
Cyber Storm is simulating a series of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure in the private sector and in international, federal and state governments in order to test response. The test is part of larger homeland defense plans and ordered by a presidential directive. It is designed to strengthen communications, coordination and partnerships. The threats are fictitious and take place in a contained, secure environment.
Participants will attempt to identify policy issues affecting response and recovery, map out critical information-sharing paths and mechanisms between the private and public sectors, test decision making, ensure that communication flows properly between key players and develop a National Response Plan.