Press Release: Ground-breaking cyber drill takes place in South East Asia

Geneva, 2 December 2011 – United Nations’ specialized agency the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) yesterday held the world’s first cross border drill exercise by an international organization and a United Nations agency.

The inaugural cyber-drill was launched by ITU-IMPACT ALERT (Applied Learning for Emergency Response Team), and comprised a simulated cyber attack response linking the Computer Emergency Response Team/Computer Incident Response Teams (CERT/CIRT) of Cambodia, Lao P.D.R., Myanmar and Viet Nam (the CLMV countries) with executing experts from ITU-IMPACT. The one-day drill was held in conjunction with the ITU-ASEAN Sub-regional CSIRT/CIRT/CERT Workshop for CLMV countries in Yangon, Myanmar.

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