Cyber ​​Defense: the Armed Forces to Nato Locked Shields 2019

(To Greater Defense)

Over a thousand experts from Cyber ​​Defense from different countries, 30, will be taking part this week in the Locked Shields 2019 (LS19) exercise. The exercise, organized by the NATO Center of Excellence for Cyber ​​Defense (NATO Cooperative Cyber ​​Defense Center of Excellence), of Tallinn (Estonia), provides for the simulation of a series of virtual attacks against computer networks of military and civil infrastructures fundamental for the security of an imaginary country.

The Italian team "Blue Team 22" is made up of IT experts from the Joint Command for Cybernetic Operations (CIOC), the Armed Forces, the National Anti-Crime Center for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNAPIC), Industry and Universities, that together respond to virtual cyber attacks. The training event offered participants the opportunity to collaborate and exchange views, training to work together in such a way as to be ready to face a possible real cyber threat.

The defense sector has always drawn on the most advanced technologies and many military activities of a modern nation have a cyber component. This has forced the Armed Forces to adopt the necessary countermeasures to face the new Cyber ​​threats. In Italy - in line with the objectives defined both in Europe and in NATO, which include the realization of solid Cyber ​​Defense capabilities and the protection of critical infrastructures - the Joint Force Command for Cybernetic Operations (CIOC) has been established.