Government information technology and cyber experts gathered at Los Alamos National Laboratory Thursday to simulate cyber threats and develop cyber response strategies.
The laboratory said Eventide cyber simulation event hosted more than 100 IT experts from both the public and private sector.
Cyber experts from the Energy Department’s Cyber Forensics Laboratory, other national laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration and the FBI were among the event attendees.
Event attendees had to respond to simulated network and sensitive data breaches.
The teams had to assess the situation and respond accordingly, the lab reports.
Teams then shared insights to their cybersecurity simulation activities that could apply to the new Joint Cyber Coordination Center.
JC3’s mission is to improve the national response method to threats and to encourage information sharing between the public and private sector.
LANL Chief Information Officer Tom Harper said that the event would help the Energy Department gather experts’ input to better secure its national laboratories.
Harper said the CIO community acknowledges cyber threats are growing and that Eventide serves to maximize input to plans by cyber and IT leaders from the Energy Department’s national labs and plants.