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October 26, 2012

Live-fire” cyberwar-in-a-box tests mettle of military, IT pros

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by Sean Gallagher, ArsTechnica

In August, a collection of military, government, and nongovernmental humanitarian organizations from 22 countries in the Pacific gathered in Singapore for Pacific Endeavor 2012, a joint exercise to test how quickly and how well they could communicate in the face of a disaster. While the simulated mission was peaceful, some of the participants were put through a separate, more hostile test—Cyber Endeavor, a full-on “live fire” cyberwarfare exercise focused on “protecting information in a collaborative environment, “with both innocent bystanders and hostile attackers.” The battle was fought on a closed “cyber range,” a network designed to put network security teams through their paces and expose them to the most up-to-date exploits and attack methods available to hackers in the real world.

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