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Nov 16 2020


CYBER COALITION 2020 (CC20) is NATO’s largest annual Cyber defence exercise which will be conducted by the NATO Allied Command Transformation under the governance of the Military Committee from 16 until 20 November 2020.

For the first time in 13 years, due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, this exercise will be executed in a virtual environment.

CC20 tests decision making processes, technical and operational procedures, collaboration, and NATO and National Cyber Defence Capabilities.

The exercise will improve collaboration within NATO’s cyberspace domain, enhance the ability of the Alliance to conduct operations and provide feedback to NATO Cyberspace Transformation.

“Cyber defence is part of collective defence. CYBER COALITION 20 proves NATO’s ability to adapt and to counter any cyber threat even during a pandemic like COVID 19,” said Commander Robert Buckles (US Navy), Exercise Director.

The aim is to bring together a cyber coalition of NATO entities, Allied Nations, and Partners to strengthen Alliance ability to deter, defend, and counter threats in and through cyberspace in support of NATO's core tasks.

Background information:

Despite the challenges of executing a multinational exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, participants are taking part from 25 NATO Allied Nations, 4 Partner Nations and the European Union (The European Union Military Staff and Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU). This includes approximately 1000 participants.

CYBER COALITION 20, demonstrates NATO capabilities to protect its own IT networks 24 hours a day from cyber-attacks and to share information about cyber threats in real-time with Allies and Partners including the EU.

Follow the exercise on twitter using #CyberCoalition20. For further information, contact the Public Affairs Office at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium, Tel +32 6544 4502, E-mail

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