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Cybersecurity exercise planned in February in Colorado Springs

January 20, 2017 Updated: January 20, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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The National Cybersecurity Center and the National Cyber Exchange will host a cyber threat exercise next month at Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs.

The exercise, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, will include attacks from inside and outside the country directed at U.S. infrastructure, causing extended power outages in major geographic regions, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the center. The exercise is designed to "test the extreme limits of continuity capabilities in a very real threat environment across a large region and is designed to help participants prepare for emergencies and cyber intrusions," the release said.

The event is targeted at utility providers, local, state and federal government agencies, emergency personnel and security professions. Cost of the event ranges from $50 for center members to $100 for private-sector participants. To sign up for the exercise, click here

"We continually hear news about cyber attacks and threats to critical infrastructure," center CEO Ed Rios said in the release. "This is a chance for us to test ourselves and our processes in that endeavor and to heighten the readiness of all participants while demonstrating the roles that the NCC, NCX and other organizations can play."

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