DARPA Simulates Attack on US Grid to Prepare For Real Attacks
- Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm GMT
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) conducted an exercise earlier this month to prepare for cyber attacks on the electric grid.
The exercise involved simulating a cyber attack which is powerful enough to cause a large scale blackout and restoring power to the grid under adverse conditions.
Details on the DARPA Exercise
DARPA has built an electric grid on Plum Island specifically for testing purposes. Plum Island, which is home to a livestock disease research facility run by the Department of Homeland Security, can be accessed only by ferry.
The island has long been used for a variety of research purposes by various federal agencies.
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