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EU launches first exercise to test for cyber and hybrid threats at European level

28 September 2017

The EU’s first crisis-response exercise for cyber and hybrid threats – dubbed ‘PACE17’ – was launched on 28 September.

Based on a scenario affecting both the EU and national governments, it will test the EU’s situational awareness, counter-cyber threat response, and the union’s ability to communicate quickly and in a co-ordinated way with its member states.

PACE17 closes on 4 October: the same day that NATO’s CMX17 exercise will begin.

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