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Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, center, listens as Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield places a mock phone call in the joint messaging center during GridEx IV. At right is Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue. The nationwide drill was designed to simulate the local response to a cyber-attack that cripples the U.S. power system.
Cyber-attack scenario

A mock cyber-attack against the U.S. power grid kept 57 people from 13 Lancaster County agencies hopping for several tense hours Wenesday, reacting to the catastrophic scenario.
The drill, called GridEx IV, was designed to test local responses to the loss of the electrical system for an extended period of time. More than 5,000 government, business and nonprofit stakeholders nationwide participated in the training.

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