The Army wants to help every municipality prepare to respond to a possible cyberattack, “regardless of their city budget,” Lt. Col. Erica Mitchell of the Army Cyber Institute told C4ISRNET last week.

Mitchell was demonstrating a new tool to understand how cyberattacks affect local infrastructure.

When it’s ready to roll out, the platform will include a writer application to develop scenarios, a planning application to create a playbook, and a tabletop exercise. It may eventually include a “live range” exercise.

DOD will encourage installation leaders to conduct the exercises with their local communities, Mitchell said, though non-military communities will also have access, “because to us, the whole of community approach being done across the nation is going to better protect our critical infrastructure than anything else.”

Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.