"Malign actors seek to degrade our critical infrastructure, interfere with our government services, extract intelligence, steal intellectual property and impede our military activities. Allies are committed to protecting their critical infrastructure, building resilience and bolstering their cyber defences. We will continue raising our guard against such malicious cyber activities in the future, and support each other to deter, defend against and counter the full spectrum of cyber threats, including by considering possible collective responses," said Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Philippe Lavigne, French Air and Space Force.
The Allied Command Transformation-led annual exercise Cyber Coalition tests and trains cyber defenders from across the Alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. Cyber Coalition 2022 was a perfect venue for cyberspace experimentation and supporting NATO’s capability development and transformation in the cyber domain. Experimentation campaign is a collaborative effort between the Allied Command Transformation and other NATO bodies, NATO nations, industry and academia.
The exercise was based on challenging, realistic scenarios that helped prepare cyber defenders for real-life cyber challenges – including attacks on power grids, vaccination programmes, as well as disruption of NATO and allied assets while in operations. These incidents triggered the coordination and collaboration of participating NATO, Allied and partner cyber defenders.