TALLINN – SHAPE’s Deputy Chief of Staff Partnerships Directorate, Rear Admiral Gunnstein Bruåsdal, visited NATO partners participating in exercise Cyber Coalition 2023 from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1 in Tallinn, Estonia.
I am so proud of the Partner Nations that are contributing and equally impressed by their skills
“The value of this crucial exercise, where Alliance and Partner members undergo activities that test our ability to deter, defend and counter all cyber threats is of strategic importance. I am so proud of the Partner Nations that are contributing and equally impressed by their skills and value that they have added,” said Partnerships Director Rear Admiral Bruåsdal.
SHAPE’s Deputy Chief of Staff Partnerships Directorate, Rear Admiral Gunnstein Bruåsdal, speaks with members of Partner Nation Japan during exercise Cyber Coalition 2023 held in Tallinn, Estonia - NATO Photo by SHAPE Public Affairs Office
"I have been able to meet with partner participants who are contributing in many areas where their own capabilities and perspective to cyberspace warfare have been invaluable. The scale and depth of knowledge across many disciplines is significant,” he added.
With the ongoing war in Ukraine, the threat from adversaries remains potent with the Cyber Coalition series reflecting the excellent cooperation between Alliance and Partner nations, government, civil and military specialist agencies and other technical stakeholders. Defending against such global threats, whilst enhancing new tactics, techniques and procedures remains a vital element of this pivotal Force Domain exercise.
The annual exercise began in 2008 and is hosted by the Estonian Cyber Security Exercises and Training Centre. This year, partners Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine participated.