The EU is conducting an exercise to simulate a massive cyber attack and step through what the appropriate response will be. The exercise includes high impact scenarios such as attacks on the power grid. More than 700 cyber security experts are participating. Real actors and fictional media are adding to the realistic feel of the exercise. Below is a video from the exercise –
Is this type of exercise beneficial, or just a waste of money? We’ll have to wait for the after-action report (here is the report from the 2014 exercise) to know for sure.