Cyber Shockwave Simulation: Massive Cyber Attack To Hit US Today
The US is set to be hit by a massive cyber shockwave simulation today that will pose as a mock cyber attack test for the federal government. The cyber shockwave will act as a pass or fail test to see if the government can effectively respond to and handle a mass cyber threat. The cyber shockwave attack simulation will be happening today in Washington, DC.
The events will later be broadcast on CNN to demonstrate how effectively the national security response was. The cyber shockwave test will be hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center at a DC hotel. Around 10 former national security officials will be involved in the cyber attack simulation that will involve each of them performing tasks they aren't used to. The cyber shockwave is designed to test immediate responses to a cyber threat.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a nonprofit that develops multiparty solutions in public policy, will host Cyber Shockwave, a simulated cyber-attack on the United States, during an exercise at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The set up at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel will include a stage set up to look like a White House situation room. The recorded events from the cyber shockwave simulation will be aired in CNN next weekend on February 20. The cyber shockwave will test the overall response level to a large-scale cyber attack. None of the participants will know about the scenario they have to deal with, and will have to react in real-time.
This cyber attack test offers members of the public and the media to glean an inside workings of the White House. The cyber attack simulation will take place in real-time with entirely realistic scenarios and variables factored into the test. Michael Chertoff, former secretary of homeland security will be one of the cyber attack's participants in the test developed by former CIA director Michael Hayden in partnership with the BCP.
The exercise was developed by former CIA director general Michael Hayden and the BPC's National Security Preparedness group led by the former co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, New Jersey governor Thomas Kean and congressman Lee Hamilton.