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Attack scenarios expose need for good-guy Cyber Megacommunity

A “Cyber Megacommunity” of good guys — leaders from government, business and civilian groups — needs to be formed to effectively stem rising cybercrime. That’s the upshot of a two-day drill which threw an escalating digital doomsday scenario at 230 senior officials from industry, government, Congress and academia.

The drill, called Cyber Strategic Inquiry 2008, was held Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 in Washington D.C., under the auspices of an organization called Business Executives for National Security and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton.

Participants were divided into 11 teams and asked to react to a two-stage attack.

Stage one: Thumb drives and CDs carrying malicious code designed to thwart antivirus …more