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 2013 took place in the end on April 2013 and according to the year’s scenario, the Blue Teams were part of an international coalition forces in unstable country called Boolea. The exercise was organised by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in cooperation with Estonian Defence Forces, Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Unit, Estonian Information System's Authority, Finnish Defence Forces and many other partners. Great technical support was received from Cisco, Clarified Networks, Clarified Security and Bytelife.
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 a procedural exercise with technical components. It 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.