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wiredmikey writes: The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Europe’s cyber security agency, today kicked off a cyber security exercise across Europe designed to help Nations be prepared to deal with cyber attacks.

During the exercise, dubbed "Cyber Europe 2012", more than 300 cyber security professionals in 25 countries across Europe will test their skills and ability to work together, in order to defend against a massive simulated cyber-attack.

Cyber Europe 2012 will include several “technically realistic threats” into a single escalating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on online services in all participating countries simultaneously. “This kind of scenario would disrupt services for millions of citizens across Europe,” ENISA said. When the exercise is completed, the participants will have managed more than 1000 simulated cyber incidents.

During the 2010 Cyber Europe exercise, ENISA said there were a few minor technical and communication problems. For example, some injects were delayed or slowed, along with some minor difficulties with the use of government emails in combination with VPNs.

It will be interesting to see the results of the 2012 exercise, and (hopefully) progress that has been made both in terms of technical ability to combat cyber attacks, and communications and cooperation between the Nations.

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