This ought to be interesting
GCN keeps setting them up . . .
The Homeland Security Department will test how well it works with other federal agencies and private IT companies to protect cybersecurity in a national exercise Feb. 6-10.
The Information Technology Information-Sharing and Analysis Center will take part in the exercise, known as Cyber Storm, with DHS to test its draft concept of operations for responding to cybersecurity incidents.
Cyber Storm initially was to be held in November 2005, but it was postponed because of the department’s involvement in Hurricane Katrina reconstruction.
Good thing there is no chance of a natural and cyber disaster taking place at the same time . . .
I won’t belabor earlier points made about DHS maladies and information sharing woes in general, suffice it to say that the words “make or break” are coming to mind when I think about events like this. Not the first time such work has been done and odds are it won’t be the last. Learning opportunities? Sure, but given that we’ve been dealing with such crises for several years now one would think that a certain level of competence would have been achieved by now.