France Wins Cyber Defence Exercise Locked Shields 2019

The team from France wins the largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields 2019. Czech and Swedish team take second and third place respectively.

“The winning team excelled in availability, usability and providing services for the customer,” said Lauri Luht, Head of Cyber Exercises at NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE).

“Every single participating team deserves credit for tackling the complex cyber challenges of Locked Shields exercise. This year the exercise evolved around 4000 virtualised systems that had to take more than 2500 attacks. In addition to maintaining more than 150 complex IT systems per team, the Blue Teams had to be efficient in reporting incidents, executing strategic decisions and solving forensic, legal and media challenges. Protection of critical infrastructure is essential to ensure the efficient operation of both military and civilian organisations, it is the foundation of our modern digital lifestyle,” added Luht.

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Source: CCDCOE