6 cybersecurity and emergency situations every IT department should train for
Recently the United States government performed a simulation of a large-scale cyberattack on U.S. infrastructure. As one would expect with this type of attack, primary targets included civilian infrastructure like the electrical grid and financial institutions, in addition to military targets. One of the surprising findings was that the military does not have a clear organizational way of responding to attacks on domestic targets. In a real incident, valuable time would be lost as military and domestic entities attempted to coordinate responsibilities and responses, ultimately giving the attackers more time to inflict damage.