The EU concluded its first table-top cyber exercise on 7 September involving only national defence ministers who had to deal, both individually and collectively, with multiple hybrid and computer-related attacks. NATO officials fully participated for the first time as well in the event, which took place during the ministers’ meeting in Tallinn.
“We are not creating programmers from the ministers but we want them to understand that these quickly-developing situations could demand quick political decisions,” Estonian defence minister Juri Luik declared, as the exercise – dubbed EU CYBRID 2017 – got under way.
Jorge Domecq, the European Defence Agency’s chief executive, said in a 7 September statement just prior to the exercise’s launch that “there is no 100% protection in cyber.
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