Exercise provides strategies for new federal cyber center

Cyberspace can be a rough place for government organizations trying to keep their sensitive data safe.

A recent cybersecurity exercise hosted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory put its participants in the hot seat, as they had to deal with a major data breach. Called Eventide, the event brought together IT experts from a variety of government organizations, such as the FBI, the  Energy Department and its Cyber Forensics Laboratory, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and DOE’s other national laboratories.

Besides assessing and responding to the deteriorating cyber scenario, the participants in Eventide provided their input to help develop recommendations and strategies needed to help establish for the new Federal Joint Cyber Coordination Center (JC3). The JC3’s mission is to improve the nation’s response to cyber threats and to share information between government organizations to protect the national data infrastructure.

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