T-REX is a nationwide, scenario-based, grid-down emergency communications exercise developed and sponsored by AmRRON. Discuss with your family or group and prepare to join thousands of others for a three-day weekend of scenario-based training specifically developed with heavy emphasis on emergency communications in mind.
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The T-REX 19 SOI has been released; T-REX 2019 S.O.I. V1.1 (Companion to AmRRON S.O.I. V3) PDF
Note: This is a companion to the Communications SOI V3.
15 July 2009 Exercise,Exercise,Exercise-Traffic . ///MSG/// The Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning advising all commercial and public internet users to be vigilant for possible cyber intrusion into commercial cyber controllers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and internet servers. All commercial and public internet users are advised to review the following document: https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/content/overview-cyber-vulnerabilities Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. ///END OF MSG//
09 July 2019 AmRRON AIB (via HF DIGITAL NETS) ///MSG/// AmRRON Intelligence Brief\09 July 2019\Current AmCON: Level 4. Greetings to all AmRRON operators. The Trex19 planning team has been working on this years scenario for several months now. The 2 week pre-exercise period begins this Friday 7/12. Stay tuned for developments via AIB's, statreps and up to the minute news on the AmRRON Team App. Let's make this the best Trex exercise ever. Have a great day, TREX PLANNING TEAM/////////
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This year’s T-REX is primarily centered around a cyber attack on PLC’s (programmable logic controllers). These small devices provide computer control of many of our industrial and infrastructure mechanical devices. You may remember the “STUXNET” virus that struck Iran’s nuclear program. The virus attacked PLC’s that controlled the speed of uranium centrifuges and caused them to spin out of control resulting in failure and damage to the centrifuges. It is hypothesized that the STUXNET virus was introduced into the Iranian computers through a compromised USB drive.
In addition to the cyber attack on the PLC’s, this T-REX will incorporate other types of cyber attacks into commercial infrastructure and ATM’s, medical devices and communications services.
The following link will give a good overview on how to prevent cyber intrusion into infrastructure devices and is worth reading. Overview of Cyber Vulnerabilities
Recommended Reading: Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet World’s First Digital Weapon
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When a new breed of computer virus takes down America’s financial network, chaos and violence erupt. Access to cash disappears and credit cards become worthless. Desperate consumers are left with no means to purchase food, fuel, and basic necessities. Society melts down instantly and the threat of starvation brings out the absolute worst humanity has to offer.