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DHS Debuts Cyber Storm III Exercise

480px-Janet_Napolitano_official_portraitDepartment of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the beginning of Cyber Storm III, a conference of experts and other cyber-incident responders to evaluate the nation’s readiness to deal with a web-based assault.

“Exercises like Cyber Storm III allow us build upon the significant progress we’ve made in responding to evolving cyber threats,” Napolitano said, emphasizing the necessity of close coordination among federal, state and international partners.

The conference will simulate a large-scale cyber attack, and will be the first test of the new National Cyber Incident Response Plan.

Taking part in the exercise will be:

  • Representatives of the administration across seven different departments, including Defense, Homeland Security and Commerce
  • Nearly a dozen states, including New York
  • Twelve other countries including the U.K, Canada and Germany
  • Sixty private-sector companies including representatives from the industrial sector and banking

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