Manufacturing and Transportation Industries Take on Cybersecurity for 6th “Cyber Storm” Exercise

Apr 13, 2018

This past week, the Department of Homeland Security held its sixth biannual “Cyber Storm” Cybersecurity Exercise. The exercise is sponsored by the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. It is held every two years as a simulation that explores how difference sectors would interact in the event of a major cyber-attack against U.S. infrastructure. The goal is to determine cybersecurity preparedness and response capabilities.

This year’s simulation involved the critical manufacturing and transportation industries and how they would work together with law enforcement, the Department of Defense, and state and federal level governments to combat a large scale attack. The inaugural Cyber Storm exercise took place in 2006 to review the national response to cyber-attacks. Since then, it has occurred every two years focusing on specific aspects of the cybersecurity framework, and integrating more industries into the fold. The last simulation that took place in 2016 was oriented around the role retail and healthcare industries could play in supporting against a cybersecurity attack.

For further information on this year’s Cyber Storm VI: National Cyber Exercise, click here: https://www.dhs.gov/cyber-storm-vi

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