Thousands of cybersecurity experts from across the country and abroad will converge this week for Cyber Storm III, a three-day-long exercise designed to evaluate America's ability to respond to a cyberattack. The exercise will offer the first test of the recently devised National Cyber Incident Response Plan by simulating a large-scale assault on the nation's critical infrastructure, according to a news release. Participants are expected to include representatives from federal agencies, 11 states, 60 private companies and 12 countries. Cyber Storm exercises previously were held in 2006 and 2008. — DK
CNN reports that major U.S. voting equipment vendors Election Systems & Software, Unisyn, and Hart InterCivic have taken part in a new cybersecurity testing program that would subject election systems to cybersecurity stress tests ahead of next year's polls in an effort to combat false election rigging claims during the 2020 election.
Kansas city disrupted by cyberattack Officials at the City of Pittsburg, Kansas have confirmed that its government phone, email, and online payment systems have been impacted by a cyberattack identified over the weekend, according to The Record, a news site by cybersecurity firm Recorded Future.