//Blogs - 12 August 2019

AusCERT and the APCERT CYBER DRILL 2019

 

“Catastrophic Silent Draining in Enterprise Network”

 
Exactly a week a week ago, our team was involved in the 2019 APCERT Cyber Drill. 
 
AusCERT is proud to announce that we had some staff members as part of the running committee tasked with assisting the organization responsible for this drill and various other staff members as participants.

Last but not least, AusCERT will be running this drill next year in 2020 and the entire team is excited and looking forward to this opportunity.
 
Please see below for a copy of the official media release: 
 
 



APCERT Secretariat: JPCERT/CC
Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center
Contact: apcert-sec@apcert.org
URL: www.apcert.org

 

31 July 2019


MEDIA RELEASE

The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) today has successfully completed its annual drill to test the response capability of leading Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) within the Asia Pacific economies.

The theme of this year’s APCERT Drill is “Catastrophic Silent Draining in Enterprise Network.” This exercise reflects real incidents and issues that exist on the Internet. This year’s scenario was inspired by a latest security attack on an organization, which relates to the vulnerability that could allow attackers to completely take over vulnerable websites to deliver malware backdoor and cryptocurrency miners.

This drill included the need for the teams to interact locally and internationally, with CSIRTs/CERTs and targeted organizations, for coordinated suspension of malicious infrastructure, analysis of malicious code, as well as notification and assistance to affected entities. This incident response exercise, which was coordinated across many economies, reflects the collaboration amongst the economies in mitigating cyber threats and validates the enhanced communication protocols, technical capabilities and quality of incident responses that APCERT fosters in assuring Internet security and safety.

Throughout the exercise, the participating teams activated and tested their incident handling arrangements.  This drill included the need for the teams to interact locally and internationally, with CSIRTs/CERTs and targeted organizations, for coordinated suspension of malicious infrastructure, analysis of malicious code, as well as notification and assistance to affected entities. This incident response exercise, which was coordinated across many economies, reflects the collaboration amongst the economies in mitigating cyber threats and validates the enhanced communication protocols, technical capabilities and quality of incident responses that APCERT fosters in assuring Internet security and safety.

26 CSIRTs from 20 economies of APCERT (Australia, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, People's Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam) participated in the drill.

Original copy of this media release can be found HERE