At U.S. Secret Service headquarters, numerous companies, and state and international government offices this week, computer security types have been forced to fend off hundreds of potentially crippling cyberattacks.
No need to worry, though--at least this time around, no actual networks were harmed in the process.
It was all part of the Department of Homeland Security's second iteration of Cyber Storm. The weeklong, congressionally mandated exercise is designed to test the readiness of government and business officials if confronted by cyberthreats to critical networked services, from transportation systems to the electrical grid to chemical plants.
This time around, … Read more