CIA Cyberthreat War Games (fwd)

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CIA Overseeing Three-Day War Game To Mimic Response To Crippling Internet


By Ted Bridis May 26, 2005
AP Technology Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA is conducting a secretive war game, dubbed
"Silent Horizon," this week to practice defending against an electronic
assault on the same scale as the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks.

The three-day exercise, ending Thursday, was meant to test the ability of
government and industry to respond to escalating Internet disruptions over
many months, according to participants. They spoke on condition of
anonymity because the CIA asked them not to disclose details of the
sensitive exercise taking place in Charlottesville, Va., about two hours
southwest of Washington.

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