April 19 – 22 a joint team of Lithuanian and Polish cyber defence experts is training in the largest and most complex international cyber defence Exercise Locked Shields 2022. A real-time event, the exercise presents a unique opportunity for the participants to test their skill in protecting different civilian and military networks and critical infrastructure.
“We are building on our bilateral cooperation with the Polish Armed Forces across different military areas. Formation of the joint team and training together in the largest cyber-defence exercise this year will not only improve personnel-level interoperability but will also enhance their ability to defend critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks together,” says Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys.
Participants of the exercise which has been organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia, annually since 2010, will be faced with different types of cyber-threats and will be challenged to showcase their skill in protecting critical services and critical infrastructure simulated according to exercise scenario.
The joint team that tests its capability at Exercise Locked Shields 2022 is formed by the Lithuanian Armed Forces ‘Signals And Information Systems Battalion, National Cyber Security Centre under the Ministry of National Defence, Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union, Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau, as well as energy and academic community, on Lithuania’s behalf. The exercise is conducted remotely, like its previous iterations were as well: the teams are joining from their home countries