Military Uses Model-Train Town To Prepare For Cyber Attacks
The 48 square-foot CyberCity trains government hackers to handle e-terrorist assaults on U.S. infrastructure.
A working electric grid, banking system, transportation system – complete with train station – and even WiFi. This could describe many real towns in the U.S. except for the fact that its 15,000 residents are virtual.
The SANS Institute, which trains military and government officials on information-security, designed such a city to simulate real-life cyber attacks. Despite its miniature stature at 48 sq.ft., CyberCity’s infrastructure is designed to react technologically and physically just as a real city would under a cyber attack.