But as many security experts expected, the Cyber Storm exercise (staged in
early February to attack computers supporting the U.S. and international energy
and transportation systems) pointed out that much basic planning is left to be
done to prepare for a large-scale cyberattack.
DHS officials and the "Cyber Storm Exercise Report" were short on details of
the exercise and what was discovered. DHS identified "eight core findings,"
including the need for more interagency coordination (such as what events would
trigger involving what government agency) and the need for clearer roles and
responsibilities among government agencies and the private sector.
George Foresman, undersecretary for preparedness at DHS, said at a September
press conference that other key findings cited the value of DHS's ability to
stage such a large-scale exercise and showed that the government could work with
the private sector on cyberattacks.
Security experts who have monitored the government's cybersecurity efforts
say the United States should be further along in its preparations and note that
Cyber Storm did not test how the country would respond to specific threats, such
as a denial-of-service attack.
Foresman defends DHS's performance by saying that the government has been
aware of cybersecurity issues for only 10 years. DHS plans another exercise in
2008. "We ought to have processes and procedures in place that clarify" the
coordination issues highlighted in Cyber Storm, Foresman says. "If they still exist, then we know we didn't do a good job of implementing it."
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