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Largest Simulated Cyber Attack To Date 71

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the they-know-how-to-party dept.
Orome1 noted that the government will be running simulated cyber attacks as part of the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Storm III exercise. It says "The exercise will be controlled from the Secret Service headquarters, where organizers from various agencies will be sending out 'exercise injects,' information that a player will receive that indicates that a certain event has taken place as part of the narrative set up by the organizers. This goes a bit beyond a paper narrative, including fake log data, drives that may contain fake malware, and fake event history, and is dynamic, meaning that it can change dependent on the actions the players take." ...which makes me wonder how effective this test would actually be.
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Largest Simulated Cyber Attack To Date

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  • by vlm (69642) on Tuesday September 28, 2010 @11:36AM (#33723052)

    I can guess the results in advance of this pointless "test".

    We did well enough that none of us should be fired. Or we selected a fall guy months ago whom is not playing along, and I guess with "great shock" at the result its time for him to "spend more time with his family".

    We did poorly enough that we all need more money. Conveniently I happen to have a brother-in-law in sales at a contractor that provides a magic bullet that claims to do everything we need...

    There has never been a public "test" like this with any other result. Therefore its not even "news".

    I have participated in things like this (not in this situation or field) and the primary reason they occur is someone wants to send cash to a buddy at a contractor, and everyone else wants a day off eating catered food and enjoying some business travel.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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