A team from NATO has won the annual Locked Shields cyber-defense exercise, the largest of its kind in the world comprising experts from 30 nations.
“Overall the exercise was a success. Teams coordinated in a complex and dynamic environment and addressed key issues necessary to endure intense cyber-attack.”The international “live fire” exercise invited over 1000 technical experts and decision makers from NATO and EU countries to practice the defense of complex IT networks in the face of simulated cyber-attacks.
“The exercise serves as a valuable platform for senior decision-makers to practice the co-ordination required to address complex cyber-incidents, both internally and internationally. In the strategic game of Locked Shields, Blue Teams had to determine at what level the information should be shared, who has the authority to make a decision and give guidelines, what are the potential legal implications,” explained Michael Widmann, chief of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) Strategy Branch.
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