The Homeland Security Department is scheduled to test federal and
private-sector readiness for cyberattacks next week, an industry
executive said.

The national exercise, named Cyber
Storm, will take place Feb. 6-10, said Scott Algeier, executive
director of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis
Center (IT-ISAC).

Cyber Storm is a federally mandated
and funded exercise to “see how cyberattacks against critical
infrastructure might play out and how people react to them,” Algeier
said.

The exercise looks at cyberattacks on critical
infrastructure that is not traditionally evaluated from a cyber
perspective, Algeier said.

By Michael Arnone

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