Their primary objective was to support another kinetic team, special forces operators as well as cyber command members.
The exercise was co-organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre
of Excellence (CCDCOE) and CERT.LV from the 20th to 24th of January 2020 in Riga, Latvia, and brought together over 120 participants from 26 nations.
The event gathered technical experts, data collection professionals, special forces
and military police investigators.
In the course of 6 years, the Crossed Swords have evolved from a pure technical teaming workshop into a training event focused on technical skills in preventing, detecting and responding to an adversary in the context of full-scale cyber operations.
“The exercise is a unique opportunity for military police community of interest not only to enhance interoperability within our international MP team but also to be recognised among other stakeholders, such as cyber command members and special forces,” stated the Director of the NATO MP COE, Colonel Mirosław Łabęcki. “By participating in Crossed Swords, we can strengthen our capabilities and skills in cyber joint operations. As a result, we are better prepared in responding to new challenges.
The experiences and findings from this exercise will support the development of new education and training solutions at the NATO MP COE in the upcoming months,” stressed Colonel Łabęcki.
Photos by the NATO COOPERATIVE CYBER DEFENCE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
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