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NATO-Linked Center to Hold ‘Live-Fire’ Cyber Drills as War Rages

  • Locked Shields seeks to boost skills of cybersecurity experts
  • Ukraine among countries expected to participate in exercises
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A cyber organization accredited by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will conduct what it bills as the largest and most complex “live-fire” cyber defense exercises in the world beginning on Tuesday.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, which is based in Estonia, said the annual event, called Locked Shields, is intended to boost the skills of cybersecurity experts defending national IT systems and critical infrastructure under real-time attacks.