Cyber terror: Australia faces the storm

Cyber terror: Australia faces the storm

Summary: Cyber Storm II, the international simulation of a coordinated attack on global cyber infrastructure, starts this week.

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in brief Cyber Storm II, the international simulation of a coordinated attack on global cyber infrastructure, starts this week.

The exercise, lead by the US Department of Homeland Security, will include Australian government and industry -- including IT, transportation, banking, communications, energy and water -- as well as Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

The enemy in Cyber Storm II will form coordinated cyber and physical attacks. The cyber attacks will likely involve a simulated massive Internet disruption, but will not impact any live networks.

The exercise, coordinated from Washington, is based on the assumption that any cyber-asset can be compromised given sufficient funding.

Topics: Security, Legal

Suzanne Tindal

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Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.

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