The Centre conducts technical cyber defence exercises which allows the participants to learn and test the skills needed to fend off a real attack.
The first exercise took place in 2008 as a joint event between Swedish and Estonian universities organized by the Swedish National Defence College and the Estonian Defence Forces. It was followed by the Baltic Cyber Shield in 2010 which was organised together with Swedish National Defence College (SNDC) with support from various Swedish institutions and the Estonian Cyber Defence League.
Since 2012, the exercise series is called Locked Shields. Locked Shields is an annual real-time network defence exercise organised by the Centre together with its partners. The exercise has a game-based approach which means that no organisation will play their real-life role and the scenario is fictional. Locked Shields 2014 will take place in May.
We are also contributing to the NATO Cyber Defence Exercise (Cyber Coalition) since 2009 by helping to plan, develop, and execute the exercise. Cyber Coalition is designed to give its participants a better understanding of NATO’s Cyber Defence capabilities and to identify areas for improvement within the NATO-wide Cyber Defence community.