Cyber Storm V Highlights Need for Greater Info-sharing and Formalized Incident Response

Results from the Department of Homeland Security’s  (“DHS”) “Cyber Storm V” national exercise revealed that challenges remain around information and cyber threat indictor sharing, and that a plan for widespread cyber response would help improve response from government and industry to cyberattacks. Though the exercise showed that challenges remain, it also revealed an increased awareness of DHS’s role and capabilities in information sharing and incident response.  The exercise involved cabinet level participants as well as states, international partners, and approximately 70 companies primarily from the IT, communications, healthcare, and commercial facilities sectors.

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