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Seattle cybergame preceded last week’s drill and simulated reality

State, local and federal officials ran a simulated cyberattack on Seattle-area government systems on May 6 and 7 as a warmup for last week’s Topoff2 exercise. The cyberdrill tested the ability of government groups in the Seattle and King County, Wash., area to respond to escalating cyberattacks. The primary lesson learned was that the players mitigated attacks most effectively when they cooperated across federal, state and local levels, said Andy Cutts, technical program coordinator for the Institute for Security Technology Studies. The Dartmouth College institute designed the simulation program for the exercise. About 150 officials gathered at Camp Murray, Wash., to carry out the exercise, said Nancy Jackson, spokeswoman for the state’s Information Services Department. Camp Murray is the home of the state’s National Guard and Air National Guard, as well as its Emergency Management Division. Full Story

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