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Feds prepare security test

The federal government and several international partners will hold a cyber preparedness exercise in November, Homeland Security Department officials said here at the RSA Conference. Its purpose is to give federal agencies an opportunity to test their plans for responding to a direct or indirect attack on the computer networks that control the nation’s critical infrastructure such as power plants and oil pipelines. The exercise will be unclassified, and the public will be informed, said Hun Kim, deputy director of the National Cyber Security Division at DHS. Although the federal government’s best cyber experts say they don’t know what kind of attack to expect, they can offer scenarios of what a cyber winter might be. Full Story

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