Simulated Cyber Attack in Guatemala

In May the websites of banks, energy distribution companies, ministries, and all those handling sensitive information will be attacked by ethical hackers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "The Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE), assigned to the OAS, has on its agenda for next May an attack of websites belonging to banks, power distribution companies, ministries and public secretariats and all those who handle sensitive information. Javier Soberano, CICTE Program Manager, explained that the exercise seeks to activate response protocols of institutions and crisis management at the time of weakness in their cyber infrastructure. "

Ronald Morales, CSIRT-GT coordinator, said: "It is a simulation of an attack like the one planned by Anonymous and it is to see how we respond to a threat either planned by hackers, organized crime or some other entity. It will help refine our response protocols as a state. "



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