Cyber Polygon: Internet and Grid to be Brought Down

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Thu Jul 15 22:16:02 PDT 2021

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Cyber Polygon 2020 – a simulation about a “cyber pandemic” – took
place July 9, 2021. Many Americans felt widespread concern prior to
the event.

Why is this? In short, because past simulations ended up becoming a
reality. Could the Cyber Polygon simulation become a reality? Many
Americans thought so. Derick Broze points out in his article that the
world has experienced many simulations that came to fruition only a
short time later.

For example, on October 18, 2019, the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation, the World Economic Forum, and the John Hopkins Center for
Health Security conducted Event 201. Event 201 was a simulation of how
the world would react if a coronavirus pandemic swept across the
planet. Less than six months later, the World Health Organization
declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic.

Interestingly, just as Cyber Polygon was about to start, a real attack
occurred. From NBC News:

    One of the most prolific ransomware gangs, REvil, conducted its
boldest attacks yet over the Fourth of July weekend, on Kaseya, which
services customers who in turn contract with thousands of businesses.
Though the dust has yet to settle, researchers say the hack allowed
REvil to infect more than 1,500 different organizations. The gang
seems to have bitten off more than it can chew and has asked for a $70
million lump sum to unlock all infected computers.

Cyber Polygon 2020 Digital Pandemic is Now Complete

Many may wonder just what in the world happened there. The convention
was kind enough to publish the findings for the rest of us to peruse
at our leisure.

As noted by the official website, “The central theme of the event was
a ‘digital pandemic.’ No surprise to those of us who paid attention.
It’s because of this moniker that so many people have been concerned
in the first place.

Videos published by the World Economic Forum set mental alarms off for
Americans nationwide. According to this video, a cyber attack could be
10x more prevalent than what we’ve experienced with COVID-19. The
narrator within the video states, “Fortunately, at least until now,
cyber-attacks have not impacted our health the way pandemics have. At
least until now.”

The video goes on to state, “The only way to stop the exponential
propagation of a COVID-like cyber threat is to fully disconnect the
millions of vulnerable devices from one another and from the
How Would a Full Disconnect Be Implemented and What Would the Effects Be?

One possible way would involve the use of an internet kill switch. Not
only do those exist, but the US government has access to one.
Theoretically, if you can turn off the internet, large segments of the
population will be disconnected from one another. Meaning, what
happens in one geographic region will go utterly unrecognized by
citizens everywhere else.

Think about the practical implications of such. Think about the
potential for further human rights violations. Perhaps a world where
all news sources disappear overnight, with your favorite collectivist
news agency being the only website still on the air?
Just Take a Look at Egypt in 2011

Protests by citizens fed up with the constant human rights violations
they experienced under the current administration spread throughout
the entire nation of Egypt in 2011. In an attempt to disband the
protesters and keep them from organizing, Egypt hit its internet kill

Egyptians responded by resorting to mesh networks such as Firechat
(which is sadly now gone) to communicate with one another. Still,
there’s no doubt that the internet shutdown was a significant blow to
both the people and their businesses.

Though the internet was “dead” for only five days, it cost the
Egyptian economy approximately $90 million US.
Approximately 5 million People From 57 Nations Tuned in to the Live Stream

The Cyberpolygon 2020 live stream “featured global leaders and
experts, including Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian
Federation, and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World
Economic Forum, as well as top officials from INTERPOL, ICANN, Visa,
IBM, Sberbank, MTS and other organizations.”

These leaders and experts spoke on the subject of cyber threats and
cyber pandemics. But that wasn’t all.

    From the official website: The experts addressed the latest trends
and technological threats, shared their experience in creating
cybersecurity ecosystems, talked about the transforming threat
landscape, and discussed the problem of fake news and how to discern
misinformation on the Web

Coincidentally, one of the end goals of Cyber Polygon was to determine
how to do a more thorough job of silencing all criticism that goes
against the mainstream narrative.
If One Can Shut Down All Alternative Viewpoints, One Can Become the
Sole Provider of “Truth”

If you’re a regular reader of The Organic Prepper, you’ve already seen
this up close and personal. We were defunded roughly just one month
ago. Why? For being a ‘misinformation site.’

It doesn’t matter how many scientists a person has to back up what
they say. It doesn’t matter how many links to scientific journals a
person adds. If anyone dares go against what the politicians and their
‘fact checkers’ deem to be correct, they will be silenced.

I believe “alternative” news sites are the only trustworthy source of
news at the moment. Sites such as Zero Hedge, Children’s Health
Defense, Daily Expose, Activist Post, The Last American Vagabond,
Technocracy News, Survival Blog (and of course The Organic Prepper)
are the only sites I trust to give me accurate information.

As far as I’m concerned, all else is misinformation. It’s propaganda.

However, these sources are just a fraction of the size of the major
players (and you know who they are). If they are successfully stamped
out, we will quickly end up in the type of situation warned of by FA
Hayek in his excellent book The Road to Serfdom.

>From Hayek: “If all the sources of current information are effectively
under one single control, it is no longer a question of merely
persuading the people of this or that. The skillful propagandist then
has the power to mold their minds in any direction he chooses, and
even the most intelligent and independent people cannot entirely
escape that influence if they are long isolated from all other sources
of information.”

(Hayek has much else to say about our current situation within the
chapter ‘The End of Truth.’ It virtually reads as a play-by-play of
the last year and a half.)
Technical Training Followed the Live Stream

Here, a collection of some of the best cybersecurity workers in the
world gathered together into two teams to simulate a cyberattack of
massive scope in real-time. This simulation involved 120 teams from 29
countries, and “the event was joined by state and law enforcement
agencies, financial, educational and healthcare institutions,
organizations from the IT, telecom, energy, metal, chemical, aerospace
engineering and other industries.”

The good guys were the Blue Team, which protected their little chunks
of infrastructure from the cyber-attack. The bad guys who conducted
the attack were the Red Team. This simulation split into two halves:
the real-time threat and the post-attack investigation. Throughout the
real-time simulation, the Blue Team had to contain the cyberattack as
best they could.

The banking industry and companies within the realm of IT
“demonstrated the highest resilience.” However, it was also discovered
that, as a whole, “technical specialists are better prepared for
investigation than for defense.” The entire investigation process
involved regular forensics as well as a concept known as Cyber Threat

Cyber Threat Hunting is looking for cyber attacks that haven’t set off
your early alert system. You may have anti-virus software, but it only
alerts you to what it sees. If it doesn’t see it, no alarm is raised.
With Threat Hunting, you seek to discover the hiding places where a
cyber attack is lurking – or has already taken place – outside of the
realm of where your traditional alarm systems would have guarded.
Cyber Polygon 2020 May Be Over, But it’s Not the End

If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’re likely familiar with
the concept of situational awareness. I’m of the mind that a thorough
understanding of current events is a critical part of this. If you
don’t know what’s going on around you, you’re going to get blindsided
by reality. A working understanding of what is happening out there in
the world – to me – is well worth the time. I believe an understanding
of Cyber Polygon is a part of this.

So continue to monitor the waters. Pay attention to what’s happening
out there. In the past year alone, ransomware gangs have launched
several high-profile attacks, including on a major pipeline and a meat
supplier. If you’re looking for actionable steps you can take to
mitigate your disaster risk, we have a host of articles detailing what
you can do.

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