Cyber security experts warn Rocket City is top target for hackers

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- How prepared is the Huntsville area in the event of a cyber attack? What happens if Redstone Arsenal and its many defense contractors become compromised? That’s what Cyber Huntsville says they worked to find out during the second Cyber Table Top Exercise this week.

The two- day “table top” cyber exercise involved a simulation of possible cyber attacks.

Cyber security expert Brent Romine  says the threat is real.

"Most of it you don't hear about and most of the details you can't know about, but these types of attacks are happening very frequently," Romine said.

Participants and select members of the cyber community came together with representatives from local, state and federal government agencies from across the Tennessee Valley. Their goal is to improve regional cyber resiliency and collective response to cyber incidents through the use of three relevant and distinct scenarios.

This group of cyber leaders examined issues related to community-level capability, coordination and collaboration during widespread cyber incident(s) that may impact essential government services and critical business operations.

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