European Union simulated a cyber attack on a fictitious Finnish power company

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The European Union simulated a cyber attack on a fictitious Finnish power company to test its cyber-defense capabilities.

Cyber drills are essential to test the resilience of our infrastructure, the European Union simulated a cyber attack on a fictitious Finnish power company to test its cyber-defense capabilities.

The simulation took place on Friday and is part of a six-week exercise aimed at testing also the cooperation among member states and their joint response.

“The Finnish attack is part of a six-week exercise to stress-test Europe’s resilience, strengthen preparedness and cooperation among member states, and improve the effectiveness of a joint response.” reads the post published by Bloomberg. “The tests are expected to conclude during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the end of February.”

The scenario for the drill sees an attack against software used by a major energy company. The experts chose software that is widely adopted across sectors and member states in order to evaluate the impact of the incident.

The EU response involves Computer Emergency Response Teams from member states, the drills test their capability in monitoring the incident and finding its origin, as well as taking possible actions to mitigate the cyber attack.

The start of the cyber exercise was concurrent with the attacks against tens of Ukraine’s government websites.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, cyber attack)




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