mr sanjeev notes that Computerworld is running a story about Cyber Storm II, set to run from March 11th until the 14th.
The exercise will test the security
of the US, Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and Canada. The organizers' goals are to test preparedness and responsiveness in relation to real-time threats. The previous Cyber Storm test
identified "eight specific areas in need of improvement." We recently discussed the details of the tests themselves
. From Computerworld:
"Security experts said the first Cyber Storm event last year improved participants' understanding of who to call in the event of an attack, but did not identify specific vulnerabilities in the nation's computer systems. 'What they're trying to do is highlight the inefficiencies in the process,' according to Marcus Sachs, deputy director with research group SRI International's Computer Science Laboratory. 'They're not really looking for technical solutions.'"