Next Friday, June 28, marks the launch of Quantum Dawn 2.
While the name sounds like a movie title, the sequel to 2011’s Quantum Dawn is a planned cyber attack coordinated by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) that will involve the participation of major Wall Street firms, the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Although the focus of Quantum Dawn 2 will be on our financial institutions, these attacks are a very real and present danger to all businesses. Any company with legal access to personal information needs to remain vigilant about protecting that data from cyber criminals. This government simulation should prompt you to ask just how well your company is safeguarding the employee and customer data that resides behind your firewalls.