Red Team Scenario 1 : Creutzfeldt-Jakob Scare
One mad-cow disease ridden beast has turned up in northern Alberta. As a result, beef exports from Canada have been banned from most countries. Needless to say, this has strained Canada's trade relations with a number of other countries and host cost the economy. Despite this trauma, no deaths have been reported.
What would happen if a number of beasts across North American and Europe came down with a BSE variant? What would the cost be? Could terrorists pull this off?
Based on some information at the FDA, here's how they could do it:
- Get some cattle
- Get some BSE contaminated... from a research lab
- Infect cattle
- Feed to other cattle
Based on this pretty vague and basic exercise, TIA needs to extract a variety of information: purchases of or changes of ownership in cattle, thefts from or access to BSE material, a working ranch to house and infect cattle possibly without noticeable product sales, means of transporting infected cattle to other animals either overtly or secretly.