INsig2 actively participated in NATO’s 13th exercise
CYBER COALITION 2020 (CC20) is NATO’s largest annual Cyber defence exercise which was conducted by the NATO Allied Command Transformation under the governance of the Military Committee from November 16 until 20, 2020.
For the first time in 13 years, due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, this exercise was executed in a virtual environment. CC20 tests decision making processes, technical and operational procedures, collaboration, and NATO and National Cyber Defence Capabilities.
The exercise improved collaboration within NATO’s cyberspace domain, enhance the ability of the Alliance to conduct operations and provide feedback to NATO Cyberspace Transformation. The aim was to bring together a cyber coalition of NATO entities, Allied Nations, and Partners to strengthen Alliance ability to deter, defend, and counter threats in and through cyberspace in support of NATO's core tasks.
“Cyber defence is part of collective defence. CYBER COALITION 20 proves NATO’s ability to adapt and to counter any cyber threat even during a pandemic like COVID 19,” said Commander Robert Buckles (US Navy), Exercise Director.
Despite the challenges of executing a multinational exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, participants are taking part from 25 NATO Allied Nations, 4 Partner Nations and the European Union (The European Union Military Staff and Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU). This includes approximately 1000 participants.
CYBER COALITION 20, demonstrates NATO capabilities to protect its own IT networks 24 hours a day from cyber-attacks and to share information about cyber threats in real-time with Allies and Partners including the EU.