Iceland and Sweden Cooperates in World’s Largest Cyber Defence Exercise

NATO’s cyber defense exercise Locked Shields 2024 has concluded, with Iceland participating in a joint team with Sweden, the Alliance's newest member. The exercise is organized and executed by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, of which Iceland is a member.  

That is reported by the Government of Iceland.

This year, the focus was on allowing financial sector members to participate in the exercise.

Locked Shields is the largest cyber defense exercise in the world, with more than 4,000 experts from 40 countries taking part this year.

During the exercise, which is set up as a competition, the teams are tasked with thwarting fierce cyber and computer attacks by hostile parties. During the exercise, the teams defended against around 8,000 cyber-attacks.