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Europe Sizes Up to Cyber Threat

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Europe Sizes Up to Cyber Threat

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A 'table-top exercise', this simulated the characteristics and performance of critical information infrastructure, testing how well the organisations would co-operate in the event of sustained attacks against the public websites and back-office computer systems of major banks.The EU's European Network and Information Security Agency will produce a report on the exercise before the end of 2012.

European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes, said: "This is the first time banks and internet companies have been part of an EU-wide cyber-attack exercise.

This cooperation is essential given the growing scale and sophistication of cyber-attacks. Working together at European level to keep the internet and other infrastructures running is what today's exercise is all about."

Dubbed 'Cyber Europe 2012', the exercise was also part of 'European Cyber Security Month', and is only the second EU-wide simulation exercise of its kind. …

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