NATO launched Cyber Defence Exercise ''Cyber Coalition 2013''

North Atlantic Treaty Organization on 26 November 2013 launched a three-day cyber defence exercise “Cyber Coalition 2013” at Estonia.

Created On: Nov 27, 2013 16:29 ISTModified On: Dec 17, 2013 14:21 IST

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on 26 November 2013 launched a three-day cyber defence exercise “Cyber Coalition 2013”in Estonia.

The defense exercises are based at the NATO's cyber defense centers in Estonia, Russia and will be held from 26 to 28 November 2013.

The Cyber Defence Exercise is aimed at training technical personnel and their leadership as well as testing the capability of NATO and its partners to coordinate their efforts in foiling multiple simulated cyber attacks.

The exercises involve participants from more than 30 countries across Europe, including five non-NATO nations: Austria, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, and Switzerland. New Zealand and the European Union have observer status.

According to NATO, around 300 cyber defense experts will take part in the operation from their home countries and partner nations while an additional 80 experts will work from the military training facility in the Estonian city of Tartu.

About NATO

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, is an intergovernmental military alliance of 28 European and North American countries, ranging from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Canada to Albania, Bulgaria and Turkey. It was formed in 1949 as deterrence against the Soviet bloc armed forces in Eastern Europe.

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