About Us


About Cyber Defence Centre

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence supports its member nations and NATO with cyber defence expertise in the fields of technology, strategy, operations and law.

The NATO CCD COE – the home of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 - is a multinational and interdisciplinary hub of cyber defence expertise. The Centre organises the world’s largest and most complex international technical cyber defence exercise Locked Shields and the annual conference on cyber conflict, CyCon.

The heart of the Centre is a diverse group of experts – researchers, analysts, trainers, educators – from 20 nations. The mix of military, government and industry backgrounds means the NATO CCD COE provides a unique international 360-degree look at cyber defence.

As of 2017, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States are signed on as Sponsoring Nations of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Austria and Finland have become Contributing Participants and Sweden is well on its way of doing the same. The Centre is staffed and financed by member nations and is not part of NATO’s military command or force structure.