Cyber Storm III: a war on trust

Australia is at war with her allies, and will have to defend herself from the military might of the world’s most powerful nations. But no shots will be fired, nor blood shed, as the third incantation of the international online war game Cyber Storm kicked off today.Private sector companies holding the keys to Australia’s critical infrastructure, like water, electricity, food, transport and telecommunications, will assist the government to defend itself from four days of cyber assaults. see:In cyber war ‘you’re on your own’: Australian government [AAP]
A senior bureaucrat has warned big business it would have to defend itself if a major cyber attack hit Australia.As major cyber war games involving Australia, the United States and 14 other nations continue, Attorney-General’s Department assistant secretary Mike Rothery called for all organisations to look at their own defensive capabilities.

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