Biggest EU cyber security exercise. More than 200 organisations and 400 cyber-security professionals across Europe join forces during the first phase of ENISA’s bi-annual large scale cyber security exercise, Cyber Europe 2014. Twenty-nine EU and EFTA countries are participating in CyberEurope2014.
In this phase, participants are called upon to resolve several technical cyber-security incidents, similar to recent real life cases. In this context, exercise players from the public (Cybersecurity Agencies, national/governmental CERTs, Ministries and Institutions) and private (Energy and Telecommunications) sectors are asked to investigate and analyse several scenarios which could impact the confidentiality, integrity or availability of sensitive information or critical infrastructures.
The exercise is organised bi-annually by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security in cooperation with all EU Member States and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Compared to the previous two exercises, executed in 2010 and 2012, Cyber Europe 2014 has grown considerably in scope, scale and complexity. It takes place in three phases: technical, operational/tactical and strategic/political levels.
The objectives of Cyber Europe 2014 include:
- Testing of the existing standard cooperation procedures and mechanisms for managing cyber-crises in Europe;
- Enhance national-level capabilities;
- Explore the existing cooperation between the private and public sector;
- Analyse the escalation and de-escalation processes (technical, operational and strategic level);
- Understand the public affairs issues linked to large scale cyber-attacks.