NATO’s annual flagship cyber defense exercise, which featured more than 1,000 cyber defenders from 26 NATO allies, nine non-member countries, as well as participants from business and academia, has come to a close.
Along with Finland and Sweden, who were invited by NATO, the big five-day exercise known as Cyber Coalition 2022 also featured non-NATO members Georgia and Japan, as well as countries from the European Union like Austria, Cyprus, Ireland, and Malta and independent Switzerland. The simulation aims to improve the member nations’ cyber resilience and test and train the Alliance’s cyber defenders to protect national and NATO networks. The concept of Cyber Coalition 2022 is a realistic scenario in attempts to undermine a NATO mission by engaging in highly developed and sophisticated cyber operations. The cyberattacks lead participating NATO, Allied, and partner cyber defenses to coordinate and work together.