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‘Cyber Fog’ exercise aims to strengthen US and Estonian defences

13 September 2018

US and Estonian militaries conducted a joint cyber exercise aimed at boosting their co-ordination and communication in combined cyberspace operations.

The two-day 'Cyber Fog' exercise took place in late July/early August at the Estonia Defence Forces Cyber Command in Tallinn. US Navy Lieutenant Commander Joe Hontz, spokesperson for US European Command (USEUCOM), told Jane's that the exercise was aimed at identifying the current military-to-military command relationships of the two countries, as well as enabling co-ordination and communication in conducting combined cyberspace operations.

"With exercises like this, our strategy is to pull cyber into mainstream military thinking, to treat cyber as a new domain of warfare, and apply proven military strategy to deter current and potential threats," Lt Cdr Hontz said.

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