Cybercom Trains for Infrastructure Attack

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A system control center operator sits at his computer workstation at an AEP Transmission Operations Center in New Albany, Ohio / AP

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June 6, 2016 3:30 pm

The U.S. Cyber Command will conduct large-scale military exercises this week simulating cyber attacks against critical U.S. infrastructure, and the war games will highlight the growing threat posed by foreign states capable of crippling the electrical grid and financial networks through digital attacks.

The exercise, known as Cyber Guard 16, is the latest annual war game involving scores of military personnel and civilians at the Fort Meade-based command. Other players will include officials from the Pentagon, FBI, Homeland Security Department, and private industry.

“Cyber Guard offers a fascinating,

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