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Estonia to conduct a first cyber defence exercise for defence ministers

Estonia to conduct a first cyber defence exercise for defence ministers
As a part of the EU presidency programme Estonia is organizing a strategic level table-top exercise EU CYBRID 2017 on cyber defence for the EU Ministers of Defence in Tallinn. EU CYBRID 2017 is organized in cooperation with European Defence Agency and the objective of the exercise is to put ministers to the test in dealing with the aftermath of a cyber-attack.

At his meeting with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency, in Brussels, Minister of Defence Jüri Luik discussed how to apply the conclusions drawn from the strategic level table-top exercise in policy planning.

While this training excercise will be held in the EU format, Luik is hoping that the training exercise will also bring to the forefront the scope of European Union’s and NATO’s responsibilities and those situations in which their cooperation is necessary.

“There are no borders between countries or organisations on the Internet, and when it comes to countering threats on the internet, barriers between European Union and NATO cooperation must be reduced“, said Luik.

The Minister of Defence thanked Jorge Domecq for the European Defence Agency’s support for the exercise.

The strategic level table-top exercise EU CYBRID 2017 for European Union Defence Ministers will be taking place on 7 September, in Tallinn during the informal meeting of defence ministers, and is the first event of its kind. EU CYBRID 2017 will focus on situational awareness, crisis response mechanisms and strategic communication./IBNA

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