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, 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. Even though its primary site is Tallinn, participants will also partake from national capitals and other locations.