Over a hundred of organisations were represented at preparation event ahead of the largest national cyber security exercise this year, Cyber Shied 2022, June 30. Conductor of the exercise, the National Cyber Security Centre (NKSC) under the MoD, presented the main exercise organization principles and the incidents exercise participants will be asked to manage independently in the exercise in the autumn later this year.
“The level of resilience of a state against cyber threats depends on individual abilities of each organization to detect and manage cyber-incidents. This exercise provides a unique opportunity for a large number of participants to test and assess all at the same time the effectiveness of their cyber-incident detection, analysis and response instruments and internal incident management procedures,” Director of Exercise Cyber Shield 2022 Director of the Regional Cyber Defence Centre (subsidiary of the National Cyber Security Centre) Col Romualdas Petkevičius.
The same as the year before, the exercise scenario will cover several plots that reflect the most relevant cyber-attacks types as judged over the year. Exercise participants will have to tackle website, internal server and remote workplace hackers and phishing. The NKSC also has several extra novelties for the training audience.
“We are ensuring more options and introducing three new Cyber Shield tools for training cyber security entity staff: a cyber-hygiene course, a cyber range and a phishing simulator. Exercise participants are invited to make use of the tools in preparation for Cyber Shield or at their convenience,” Col R. Petkevičius says.
Exercise Cyber Shield 2022will take place in mid-October for personnel of the Lithuanian cyber security entities, organisations responsible for managing and/or investigating cyber-incidents, and other organisations. Participants will log in from their workplaces remotely with the real capabilities that they have. Each participants will be able to select the number of plots they want, their further actions will be assessed by instructors. The exercise is not a match.
Exercise Cyber Shield 2021 trained participants from 92 organizations last year, 87 of them were managers of state information resources of critical information infrastructure.