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European businesses team up with information security agencies

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October 14, 2016

European businesses and various organizations are teaming up with information security agencies and governments to run a pan-European cyberwar readiness exercise today.

The initiative is dubbed 'Cyber Europe 2016' and it involves thousands of security experts from all twenty-eight EU member states, Switzerland and Norway.

The cyberwar readiness exercise is being co-ordinated by European Union security agency ENISA. It's the fourth exercise of its kind and the most wide-ranging to date.

Such exercises typically focus on responding to DDoS attacks and malware. However, Cyber Europe 2016 will encompass a far wider range of security threats and ancillary crisis management issues, as a statement by ENISA explains.

Cyber Europe 2016 paints a very dark scenario, inspired by events such as the blackout in a European Country over the Christmas period and the dependence on various technologies manufactured outside the jurisdiction of the EU.

It also features the Internet of Things, drones, cloud computing, innovative exfiltration vectors, mobile malware, ransomware, etc.

The test run will focus on political and economic policies closely related to cybersecurity. This also takes into account new processes and various cooperation mechanisms contained in the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive.

For the first time, a full scenario was developed with actors, media coverage, simulated companies and social media, bringing in the public affairs dimension associated with cyber crises, so as to increase realism to a level never seen before in cybersecurity exercises.

Infosec experts from more than 300 various organizations, including national and governmental cybersecurity agencies, ministries, EU institutions as well as internet and cybersecurity software providers are taking part in the pan-European response exercise.

Preparation work has been going on for about 6 months in the run-up to the main event this week, which started yesterday and culminates today.

The complete exercise is designed to forge various links that can come in handy during a real crisis as well as developing best practices for ensuring business continuity and safeguarding eCommerce in the EU.

The effort is more than justified, according to internet security experts. “Computer security attacks are increasingly used to perform industrial reconnaissance, lead disinformation campaigns, manipulate stock markets, leak sensitive data, tamper with customer information, sabotage critical infrastructures, etc...” ENISA asserted the public.

Cyber Europe is organized every 2 years by ENISA, the European Agency for Network and Information Security, which describes its latest edition as the largest cybersecurity exercise in the world.

Results from the latest edition are due to be publicly released next year, following analysis by ENISA and the Member States.

“It's expected that many of the findings of the security exercise will be useful for the implementation of the NIS Directive and the work of the CSIRT Network, and the European cyber cooperation platform,” ENISA added.

Despite all the recent commotion and the many concerns on Brexit, the United Kingdom is participating in the exercise and likely will in the near future, given the strategic importance of cybersecurity.

“All twenty-eight European Union member states are participating in the exercise, as well as two European Free Trade Association member states-- Norway and Switzerland,” ENISA asserted on its website.

Source: ENISA.

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