ACUS reports an “International Cyber Defence Exercise”, Baltic Cyber Shield, to be held on 10-11 May
The exercise is intended to “give its participants a practical hands-on experience in defending computer networks….to increase understanding of the international cyber environment and to enhance international cooperation for handling technical incidents.
IT has been organised by the (NATO) Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and Swedish governmental institutions and will involve 6 teams from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and NATO Computer Inicdnet Response Capability – Technical Centre (NCIRC-TC).
The CCDCOE exercise director, Kaur Kasic, says: “One of the main tasks for the teams is to defend an initially insecure company network. This network also includes components of SCADA systems that are used for monitoring and controlling critical information infrastructureâ€
According to the CCDCOE press release, “The first similar exercise took place in 2008 as a joint event between Swedish and Estonian universities organized by the Swedish National Defence College and the Estonian Defence Forces.” According to another press release, the 2008 exercise “was a cooperative effort of the scientists from the CCD COE, Swedbank Estonia, Tallinn Technological University and the Swedish counterparts….uring the exercise the students showed thair abilities to tackle with the Cyber Attacks against important websites, e-mail accounts and DNS.”