Thursday March 08, 2012

White House Wages Mock Cyberattack on NYC

The good news is that, if we are ever hit with a mock cyberattack, we will have a mock response ready in seconds that will mock the people most in need of mock government help. Insert your own "what a mockery" joke here.

While most information on the demonstration remains classified, reports indicate that the mock scenario showed how the federal government could respond to an attack on the NYC electrical system during a heat wave, when the network is overloaded by air conditioners, and most vulnerable. In addition to between 25 and 30 senators from both parties, the private demonstration was carried out by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and FBI Director Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander, and several top terrorism and cybersecurity officials.

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