[ISN] US, UK Establish a Joint Hacker A-Team To Conduct Cyber War Games

http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2015/01/us-uk-establish-joint-hacker-team-conduct-cyber-war-games/103170/ By Patrick Tucker Defense One January 16, 2015 The White House on Friday unveiled a series of steps to increase co-operation between the United States and the United Kingdom in combating cyber threats. Those steps include better threat information sharing and the creation of a new joint cyber task force. The U.S. and U.K. already collaborate with one another and with many other countries on cyber defense issues through the Computer Emergency Readiness Team program. Today, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the formation of a “joint cell,” that will have a physical presence in both countries and will bring together Internet security experts from the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters, GCHQ, Security Service, MI5, the National Security Agency, NSA, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “The cell, which will allow staff from each agency to be co-located, will focus on specific cyber defense topics and enable cyber threat information and data to be shared at pace and at greater scale,” according to a White House statement. The cell will conduct cyber war games in the spring, simulating attacks on the financial sector. […]