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‘Crossed Swords’ exercise melds cyber and traditional warfare tactics

11 February 2020

The latest iteration of the 'Crossed Swords' cyber exercise focused on developing skills in both cyber and kinetic responses to attacks, training operators to choose the optimal mix depending on the challenges at hand, the organisers have told Jane's .

The sixth Crossed Swords exercise was organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and CERT.LV, the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia, along with a range of Latvian and Estonian military bodies and private companies. This year's event was held in Riga, Latvia, and comprised just over 120 participants from 26 countries.

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