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U.S. Agency Takes Part in Simulated Cyberattack on Critical Systems

By The Hill

August 24, 2020

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) successfully completed a biannual simulated cyberattack on critical systems designed to prepare the country and its partners against an actual attack.

The three-day Cyber Storm exercise involved 2,000 participants from private industry, the federal government, and international groups.

CISA's Brian Harrell said Cyber Storm simulated an "all-out attack on different sectors" modeled after the capabilities of real-world foes; such an exercise is crucial for boosting coordination between all potential groups, which collaborated remotely.

Harrell was confident this year's exercise demonstrated clear progress. He said, "Each Cyber Storm our coordination and capabilities get better, and this year was no different."

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