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Lessons From Mock Attack

Multiple companies and government organizations came under a prolonged, coordinated attack over the Internet for five days late last month. No, it wasn't cyberterrorists or organized crime, but a $3 million effort coordinated with the departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Energy, Commerce, Justice, and others. The simulated attack, dubbed Livewire and disclosed last week, targeted 10 unnamed networks across the country, says Andrew Cutts, Livewire program manager at Dartmouth College's Institute for Security Technology Studies. Cutts was mum about the results but says the cyberskirmish provided needed lessons for the development of a national cyber-response system.

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