Cyber Storm II: Final Report   [open pdf - 146KB]

"The National Cyber Exercise: Cyber Storm II successfully executed on March 10 -- 14, 2008 at player locations across the United States, as well as in international partner locations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Department of Homeland Security -- National Cyber Security Division (DHS -- NCSD) sponsored the exercise to improve the capabilities of the cyber incident response community, encourage the advancement of public-private partnerships within the critical infrastructure sectors, and strengthen the relationship between the federal government and its government partners at the state, local, and international levels. The primary goal of planning and executing Cyber Storm II was to provide the arena to examine the processes, procedures, tools, and organizations of the cyber response community in response to a multi-sector coordinated attack through, and on, the global cyber infrastructure. The exercise incorporated a wide spectrum of players representing 18 federal agencies, nine states, five countries, interagency coordination bodies, and over 40 private sector companies. The coordinated cyber attacks facilitated incident response from the technical, operational, and strategic perspectives. Cyber Storm simulated cyber attacks that were focused on critical infrastructure in the Information Technology (IT), Communications, Chemical, and Transportation (specifically Rail and Pipe) sectors and required action from foreign and domestic partners in the cyber response community. [...]. This Final Report is a consolidation of findings, observations, and participant inputs gathered throughout the planning and execution phases of Cyber Storm II. It represents the informational foundation for continuing efforts to assess how those findings translate into steps that DHS and the wider player community might take to improve national cyber security in the future."

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