back to article US, Europe throw their very first joint cyber-war party

The European Union and the US on Thursday conducted their first ever cyber security exercises designed to coordinate responses to attacks on critical infrastructure. Security experts from the US and 27 EU member states were involved in the drill, which simulated crises affecting national security. In the first scenario, a …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Silver badge
Devil

Ha Ha Ha!

The well-groomed brownshirt and his bungling arse-kissing sidekick, sitting at the terminal, doing EX-ER-CI-SES.

0
0
WTF?

I may just be being daft here,

but wouldn't it be cheaper to just sling up an ultra-secured-at-hardware-level fibre optic network, utterly separate from the Internet, for the purposes of controlling and monitoring massively sensitive equipment?

Control of things like power stations etc should never, NEVER, be put outside a tightly-controlled group of people in a few, very specific bits of the world anyway- so there's no need to have (say) WiFi access. Or access from home.

0
0
Anonymous Coward

DAMHIK

But then the "security" services wouldn’t be able to spy on the sensitive commercial information of other countries.

0
0

This post has been deleted by a moderator

Happy

The goal

To organise attacks on other nations, blackmail nations with natural resources. It's much cheaper than sending humans to do the killing.

It's a lesser of 2 evils, I guess.

0
0
Anonymous Coward

and post excercise

14 people were extradited to the USA on cyber crime charges. The UK rolled onto its stomach for a tickle in protest.

1
1
Mushroom

Just an exercise, you say?

Greetings, Professor Falken. How about a game of chess?

1
0
FAIL

Makes for nice TV

It's a lot easier to stage an attack like this when you know the attack is coming and basically where its going to head... How about when you have a trojan sitting silently for a few weeks or a month infecting lord knows what and then activates causing all hell to break loose?

0
0
Windows

New chess move: the McKinnon Defence?

Er, who authorised this illegal attack? Who'll be tried for wire-fraud, unauthorised access to a computer?

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.

Forums