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CCD COE sees demand grow for ‘Crossed Swords’ Red Team training exercise

14 February 2018

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) has seen interest surge in ‘Crossed Swords’, its annual exercise aimed at training ‘Red Team’ members.

There has been a growing interest among military and civil cyber security experts to take part in the exercise, either as trainees or organisers, said Aare Reintam, project manager of technical exercises at the centre. There are a fixed number of participant slots, with these selected from a pool of nominees; the latter grew by 50% between 2017 and 2018, he told Jane’s .

The latest exercise was held in Latvia in late January, and was organised in partnership with CERT.LV, the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia.

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