NATO Allies and Partners take part in world’s largest cyber defence exercise
Over 3000 participants from 38 countries - including NATO Allies and partners – participated in the 2023 edition of the annual exercise “Locked Shields,” hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn (Estonia). “Locked Shields” is the world’s largest cyber defence exercise. It started on 18 April 2023 and involved protecting computer systems from real-time attacks and simulating tactical and strategic decisions in critical situations.
Centres of Excellence are nationally or multi-nationally funded. NATO does not directly fund COEs nor are they part of the NATO Command Structure.