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Thursday, November 4, 2010

The EU defense systems test in a mock 'cyber' pan


Computer security experts from the European Union (EU) defense mechanisms tested in the first simulation of a cyber attack is carried out pan-European level, to improve community safety against attacks on electronic networks.

During the exercise, called 'Cyber Europe 2010', the experts will attempt to deal with 'pirate' software in their attempt to cripple simulated in several EU member states significant online services capital, said in a statement the European Commission ( CE), one of the promoters of the show.

The simulation presented a scenario in which Internet connectivity will gradually lose or reduced significantly in all participating countries, with the result that citizens, businesses and public institutions have limited access to essential online services, he added.

During the year, member states have to cooperate to avoid a supposed collapse of the European network.

The event is organized by countries of the Union with the support of the European Aviation Safety Agency Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the EC.

There will be more
The Commission noted that today's exercise will open the door to more complex in that, "ultimately, the European level will give way to the world."

EC vice president and head of the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, who visits the center of 'cyber' in the UK, said in the memo that this exercise is "an important first step in the work we do together to combat potential electronic threats against our critical infrastructures. "

He also said that will help "ensure that citizens and businesses feel safe and protected online."

The exercise will also test if appropriate contact points in the participating countries, as well as communication channels, the type of data exchange that takes place in them, and the knowledge sector managers in one country have their counterparts in other member states.

It will take part as active participants or as observers, all EU countries plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

Among national authorities involved are representatives from the ministries of communications, responsible for protecting critical information infrastructures, crisis management agencies, responders to incidents of computer security, responsible for information security and intelligence services in the security field

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