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Simulated Cyber Attack To Hit United States in First, Public Cyber War-Game

This morning at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, the Bipartisan Policy Center will launch a strategic, simulated cyber attack – in full view of the media – against a simulated United States Situation Room.

The goal of the simulation, called Cyber ShockWave, is to see how officials in key government positions would react to a real-time cyber attack, and to evaluate the split-second decisions required to counter such an attack.

The war-game will include former directors of intelligence agencies and homeland security advisers, including former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff, the former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, former White House Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend and former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart.

The participants will have no advance warning of the confines of the attack and will be expected to advise the President on how to respond to the events in real-time.

Look to the BPC’s website for a summary of events in the near future.


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