400 Participate in Largest Live-Fire Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2015


April 22, 2015The active phase of the largest international technical cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2015 came to end today. More than 400 people and defensive teams from 16 nations as well as NATO Computer Incident Response Capability were involved.”Locked Shield is biggest and most advanced live fire cyber defence exercise that we know of. The defensive teams are really learning and we see an incredible level of activity,” said computer security specialist Jani Kenttälä from the situational awareness team at the exercise. “A lot of nations and institutions are looking forward to reproducing the success of Locked Shields. It will be a challenge – the knowledge you need for pull off an exercise this big and dynamic is enormous,” Kenttälä added.

“The buzz of control room of Locked Shields 2015 through the week has been a true testament to the community that has grown around Locked Shields. The exercise relies heavily on the hard work of my staff and the dedication of the large group of experts from across Europe and NATO,” emphasized Colonel Artur Suzik, the director of NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, the international military organization in charge of the exercise.

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