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Cyber-security: an exercise to test the ability of critical infrastructures to react to cyber-attacks

Singapore, Singapore - The simulation took place yesterday in the Asian Country and involved eleven public and private key sectors

The main public and private Critical Information Infrastructures (CII) of Singapore of eleven key sectors for the security of the Asian Country -among which those regarding air transport, maritime and land transport, healthcare, energy and telecommunications, banks, financial institutes, government infrastructures and some Ministries among which those of Home Affairs and Defense- took part on Tuesday July 18 at a cyber-security exercise. In the seat of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) two-hundred participants experimented with simulations and workshops different scenaries of cyber attack -by ransomware, malware, DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) and also cyber-physical attacks- to test and improve the ability of teams to react and their operating procedures. This is the second edition of the exercise. In these days laws are being studied by the Government of Singapore by which CIIs should report cyber-attacks to authorities and share relating informations. An attack by a virus similar to "WannaCry" that last May hit over two-hundred thousands computer worldwide was also simulated. For further details see AVIONEWS.

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