NATO Exercise Cyber Coalition 2021
November 30, 2021 | Event


INsig2 actively participates in NATO’s 14th exercise

CYBER COALITION 2021 (CC21) is NATO’s largest annual Cyber defense exercise which was conducted by the NATO Allied Command Transformation under the governance of the Military Committee from November 29 until December 3, 2021.

In the 14th edition, the exercise brought together more than 1,000 participants from 34 NATO and Partner countries, academia, and industry. For the second time, the exercise organization is confronted with specific challenges in the implementation of all ordered measures to combat the COV-2 epidemic.

The Republic of Croatia has been participating in the exercise since 2009 as an observer, and since 2013 as an active participant in the exercise. It is important to emphasize the exercise, in addition to experts from the Ministry of Defense and the Croatian Armed Forces, includes participants from other state institutions (CARNET, Security Intelligence Agency, Information Systems Security Bureau, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Croatian Regulatory Authority For Network Industries, Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency), academic communities (the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Faculty of Law Osijek, Algebra) and the private sector (INsig2 Ltd., INFIGO IS, Microsoft Croatia, EDURON IS Ltd).

For the first time, expert representatives of states government bodies who are ensuring Croatia's cyberspace security are part of a unique training group placed at one location. Together with a team of legal experts and the academic community, they are cooperating on different security scenarios.

The exercise improves collaboration within NATO’s cyberspace domain, enhances the ability of the Alliance to conduct operations, and provides feedback to NATO Cyberspace Transformation. The aim is to bring together a cyber coalition of NATO entities, Allied Nations, and Partners to strengthen the Alliance's ability to deter, defend, and counter threats in and through cyberspace in support of NATO's core tasks.

CYBER COALITION, demonstrates NATO's capabilities to protect its own IT networks 24 hours a day from cyber-attacks and to share information about cyber threats in real-time with Allies and Partners including the EU.