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Cyber Atlantic 2011

On 3rd November the US and the EU conducted a joint cyber attack exercise: Cyber Atlantic 2011. This was the first in a series of trans-Atlantic cyber incident response exercises that have been planned.

Two hypothetical scenarios were tested in Cyber Atlantic 2011: a cyber-attack which attempted to extract and publish online sensitive information from the EU's national cyber security agencies, and an attack on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in EU power generation equipment.

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) facilitated the exercise and the Department of Homeland Security was the lead US organization.

Cyber Atlantic 2011 grew out of the EU-US Working Group on Cyber-security and Cyber-crime, which was established in November 2010 to tackle new threats to global networks. Initial findings from the exercise will be taken into account in the Working Group's report which will be presented at an EU-US Summit later this year.

•Date: 4th November 2011 • Region: Various •Type: Article • Topic: BC testing & exercising

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