Lithuania army launches exercises to test cyber incident scenarios

  • 2023-11-06
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The Lithuanian army on Monday started the active part of its Amber Mist 2023 cyber defense exercise to test various cyber incidents scenarios.

During the exercise, an incident center (Red Team )will be set up to act as the "bad guys" for the scenario development, and a cyber incident response teams (Blue Team) will be set up to deal with any challenges posed by the Red Team. 

The exercise will test a number of scenarios, including the disruption of communication, noise causing and the installation of a malicious code or a physical network hack, the army said.

These scenarios will assess the ability of the military, public authorities and civilian sector companies to identify, analyze and prevent such cyber incidents.

The exercise will apply things learned from the NATO summit in Vilnius and other events and daily experiences of the institutions. 

The exercise involves nearly 300 participants from Lithuania, Latvia, the US, Georgia, Ukraine and the EU's Croatia-led Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) force.

Institutions under the Defense Ministry, the Lithuanian Riflemen's Union, as well as representatives of state institutions, universities and civilian information technology companies will also take part in the exercise.

Such exercises have been organized since 2013.