CYBER COALITION 2022, one of the world’s largest cyber defence exercise, starts on Monday (28 November 2022) and will run until 2 December 2022.
The aim is to enhance NATO, Allies and partners’ ability to defend their networks and operate together in cyberspace. During the exercise, some 1000 cyber defenders from 26 Allies, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland, the EU, as well as participants from industry and academia will train to tackle real-life cyber challenges such as cyber-attacks on power grids, programmes and NATO and Allied assets while in operations.
“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 Commander Charles Elliott (US Navy), Exercise Director.
Cyber Coalition 22 provides a unique platform for collaboration, experience-sharing, best practices and experimentation. By working together, the individual participants, as well as their organisations, nations and NATO, enhance their cyber resilience.
Cyber Coalition has been a long-planned annual NATO exercise since 2008. It takes place in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as remotely, from national capitals and other locations.
Despite the challenges of executing a multinational exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1000 participants will take part in Cyber Coalition 2022. The participants include: 26 NATO Nations and 6 NATO Partner Nations (Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden and Finland, Georgia and Japan), along with a training audience involving national industries, academia and individual national cyber defence organisational structures. South Korea will participate as observer.
CYBER COALITION 2022 allows NATO to improve its 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.
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