Thursday, April 17, 2008

CyberStorm II and languages

The panel about the CyberStorm II exercise on RSA wasn't very good on content (in fact, it was terrible), but there was one thing that caught my attention.  There were other countries participating on the exercise, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK. Did you notice that only English speaking countries participated?Last year I saw Mr. Mike Reakey, from Microsoft, showing the kind of communication that their Response Center receive. That includes messages entirely written with different unicode char sets. Now, if this is a challenge for Microsoft Security Response Center, can you imagine the problem that the language barrier would be in a worldwide cyber crisis situation? I think the next CyberStorm exercise should include countries with different languages, to assess the impact that it can have on incident response and communication procedures. I'm certain that it will be bigger than expected.

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