13 United States and other countries held an important sector cyber warfare exercise envisaged Attacks
27 U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that it will cooperate with 12 countries, held in a huge computer network attack exercises to improve cyber security.
a multi-national, cross-sectoral networking exercises to start 27 in the United States. Exercise aimed at testing the United States was an important sector collaborative large-scale network capacity to respond when attacked.
exercise code-named ‘Cyber ??Storm 3 “, by the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for three days.
7 an American cabinet-level government departments in the exercise. In addition to the Department of Homeland Security, there are the Ministry of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Justice, Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Finance. White House and the intelligence and law enforcement representatives were also involved.
participating in the exercise along with 11 states and 60 private. These companies from the financial, chemical, communications, dams, defense, information technology, nuclear energy, transport and water sectors.
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom as an international partner in the exercise.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement: “To ensure that the U.S. network security, federal, state, international and private sector need to work closely together.” Cyber ??Storm 3 ‘such exercises enable us to use significant progress has been made to address evolving threats. “
before the start of the exercise, the Department of Homeland Security network exercises Program Director Brett Rambo said that this exercise can be said to “use the Internet to attack itself.”
reported Agence France-Presse quoted the words of Rambo, the exercise includes authentication system for Internet domain name system and the battle.
refused to disclose details of the officials in charge of the exercise, so be prepared for the participating officers.
thousands of participating, more than 1500 staff will respond to simulated events.
exercise envisaged the consequences of network attacks, including loss of life and other important communications or power systems hit by the operation of public and private sectors.
Department of Homeland Security said in a statement: “the core purpose of the exercise to test endurance test basic aspects of modern life after losses U.S. capacity to respond.”
Rambo stressed that the exercise was “pure analog” and “we will not attack any real network, not to destroy a network, will not enter any malicious software.”
U.S. Command, the newly formed network of Alexander Keith will talk about network attacks, said last week: “America’s future will suffer a devastating attack, this possibility does exist, we should be prepared. “
Department of Homeland Security to submit to Congress in February this year the first” four-year Homeland Security Report “(Quadrennial Homeland Security Review ), the homeland security network security as one of five priorities.
“Cyber ??Storm 3″ drill according to the newly established “national network incident response plans’ implementation.
The plan led by the Department of Homeland Security, a coalition government and the private sector to develop, to when the “major network events” occurs, as government agencies, private sector and international partners to provide a framework to enable them to with “effective incident response capability” to implement “effective coordination.”
the exercise or the United States national communications and network security control since the establishment of the Joint Coordination Centre through the first major test.
the coordination center was established in October last year, is located in Arlington, Virginia, the U.S. National Cyber ??Security coordinated central body.
focal control room has five large wall display, real-time display with the threat of data and other information, there are dozens of indoor and computer workstations.
United States Computer Emergency Response Team Leader Randy Wicks said: “Everything is integrated into a room.” (Hui Xiaoshuang)