Earlier this month, New Zealand completed its second Cyber Storm. Sponsored by the US Department of Homeland Security. Cyber Storm II gathered together about 2,500 people from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the US to play out several cyber attack scenarios in which critical parts of the infrastructure were disabled by computer threats.
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New Zealand will join five other countries in facing down Cyber Storm II, a series of simulated attacks against critical digital infrastructure, this coming week.
New Zealand organisations will find their online defences tested for the first time in a huge international cyber-security exercise being coordinated by the US Department of Homeland Security next year.