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The Cyber Atlantic exercise 2011 is part of the ongoing EU-U.S. partnership to strengthen mutual capabilities for addressing emerging threats to global networks. Through the EU-U.S. Working Group on Cybersecurity – including representatives from DHS’ National Cyber Security Division (NCSD), the Department of Justice, EU member states and the European Commission – stakeholders focus on cyber incident management, enhancing public-private partnerships, and raising awareness about cyber threats, and combating cybercrime. 

Two hypothetical scenarios were tested in Cyber Atlantic 2011: a cyber-attack which attempted to extract and publish online sensitive information from the EU’s national cyber security agencies, and an attack on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in EU power generation equipment.

Our staff has listed some links below to offer our readers a variety of content regarding this important event:

“United States and European Union Hold First-Ever Joint Cyber Tabletop Exercise”  posted by: Lee Rock, Acting Director of US-CERT

“Cyber Atlantic 2011 Shows Cyber Security Has No Borders”  posted by Sue Marquette Poremba, ITBusinessEdge

“SCADA Systems: Achilles Heel of Critical Infrastructure”  posted by Tony Bradley, PCWorld

“Cybersecurity by the numbers: How bad is it?” posted by Larry Dignan, ZDNet

“U.S. and European experts meet to prepare for the cyber-wars of the future”  posted by Martin Bryant, TheNextWeb

“E.U. and U.S. Conduct Readiness Tests for Cyber-Attacks” posted by European Commission / Press Release

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