Don’t Be Afraid to Share

In a recent two-day wargame hosted by the Air Force Cyber College, cyber experts from the CIA, FBI, Goldman Sachs, and other groups analyzed how to jointly respond to cyber attacks on US infrastructure. On the first day, April 27, the group practiced responding to attacks on the financial sector, power network, and transportation, according to a May 4 release. Maj. Brian Buschur, a Lemay Center Wargaming Institute wargaming fellow, said the exercise revealed policies kept information that could have stopped attacks from being shared between the organizations, according to the release. On the second day, the group shared information freely and stopped the attacks before they caused any damage, he said. Air War College Vice Commander Col. Ronald Banks said the event “was as much about relationship building as it was about solution exploration,” according to the release.