From NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence:  An International Cyber Defence Exercise on 10-11 May the Baltic Cyber Shield will give its participants a practical hands-on experience in defending computer networks. The event is jointly organised by the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and several Swedish governmental institutions.

The aim of the Baltic Cyber Shield is to increase understanding of the international cyber environment and to enhance international cooperation for handling technical incidents. During the exercise, six teams from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and NATO headquarters (NCIRC) will attempt to defend virtual computer networks against hostile attacks.

"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 infrastructure,” Kaur Kasak, the exercise director from the CCDCOE explains.  (graphic: CCDCOE)