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Cyber Storm Overview
Provided a controlled environment to exercise State, Federal, International, and
Private Sector response to a cyber related incident of national significance
Large scale exercise through simulated incident reporting only – no actual impact
or attacks on live networks
Specifically directed by Congress in FY05 appropriations language and
coordinated with DHS National Exercise Program
Who: 300+ participants from
Federal D/As: Support and/or participation by 8 Departments and 3 Agencies
States: Michigan, Montana, New York, Washington (Exercise Control)
International: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK
– IT: 9 major IT firms
– Energy: 6 electric utility firms (generation, transmission & grid operations)
– Airlines: 2 major air carriers
– ISACs: MultiState,
IT, Energy, Finance (off the record participant)
(Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas @ MSISAC)
When: February 610,
Where: distributed participation from ~ 60 locations including US, Canada, and UK
National Cyber Exercise: Cyber Storm
DHS' Cyber Storm III to test Obama's national cyber response plan
By Jill R. Aitoro 08/26/2009
ATLANTA -- The Homeland Security Department's third large-scale cybersecurity drill in September 2010 will test the national cyber response plan currently being developed by the Obama administration, said industry and government participants in the simulation exercise during a conference on Tuesday.
The national cyber response plan
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Cyber Storm II National Cyber Security Exercise Final Report
... of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cyber Security Division conducted the first US National Cyber Exercise, Cyber Storm, as ... phase will need to be incorporated into Cyber Storm III.
CYBER STORM II Final Report
Department of Homeland Security
Office of Cybersecurity and Communications
National Cyber Security Division
The National Cyber Exercise: Cyber Storm II successfully executed on March 10 – 14, 2008 at player locations across the United States, as well as in international partner locations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Department of Homeland Security – National Cyber Security Division (DHS – NCSD) sponsored the exercise to improve the capabilities of the cyber incident response community, encourage the advancement of public-private partnerships within the critical infrastructure sectors, and strengthen the relationship between the federal government and its government partners at the state, local, and international levels.
Cyber Storm II National Cyber Exercise
In March 2008, the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) will sponsor its second large-scale national cyber exercise, Cyber Storm II. Planned in close coordination with and driven by its stakeholders and participants, the exercise will center on a cyber-focused scenario that will escalate to the level of a cyber incident requiring a coordinated Federal response.
Cyber Storm II Initial Fact Sheet
participants are able to
validate policies, plans,
and capabilities that
recovery, and continuity
of operations (COOP).
National Cyber Security Division Cyber Exercise Program
The exercise simulated a large-scale coordinated cyber attack on critical infrastructure sectors including the chemical, information technology (IT), communications, and transportation (rail/pipe) sectors.
The exercise addressed the increasingly sophisticated cyber security threats that both the public and private sectors face.
DHS | Fact Sheet: Cyber Storm II: National Cyber Exercise
National Exercise Division
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program
Operational Updates Cyber Storm II Exercise (Tier II)
April 25, 2008)--Baker College of Flint, Mich., Texas A&M University and the University of Louisville took first, second and third place honors in the third annual National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) held April 18-20 at the Airport Hilton hotel in San Antonio. The winning team was invited by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to attend the March 2010 Cyber Storm III National Cyber Security Exercise in Washington, D.C.
National cyber defense contest champs announced > UTSA Today
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