''Cyber Coalition 2010'' to exercise collaboration in cyber defence

  • 16 Nov. 2010 - 18 Nov. 2010
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  • Press Release (2010) 157
  • Issued on 15 Nov. 2010
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  • Last updated: 16 Nov. 2010 13:01

Between 16-18 November, NATO will conduct Cyber Coalition 2010, a cyber defence exercise that will test cyber incident response, inter-agency collaboration, and the strategic decision making processes of NATO and its member states.

The scenario of the exercise includes multiple simultaneous cyber attacks targeting NATO and NATO member states.

Cyber Coalition 2010 is a procedural cyber defence exercise that includes a number of technical elements. National cyber defence decision-making authorities, the NATO Cyber Defence Management Board and computer incident response teams from NATO and NATO nations will participate in the exercise.

Cyber Coalition 2010 is the third NATO cyber defence exercise. The first edition of the exercise in November 2008 was limited to NATO bodies. As of  2009, all NATO nations have been invited to participate.

The exercise will be managed by the Cyber Coalition 2010  core planning team at SHAPE near Mons, Belgium. All other participants will carry out the exercise from the country and location where they regularly operate.

The  NATO Headquarters International Military Staff and International Staff in Brussels,  the  NATO Computer Incident Response Capability Technical Centre (NCSA NCIRC TC) in Mons, Belgium,  the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) in Brussels and the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn, Estonia,  are jointly responsible for the preparation and  execution of the exercise.