Defense Undersecretary: “International exercises such as Locked Shield are essential for testing technologies. It is important to involve the civil world by combining it with the military and intelligence world " 21 Apr 2022 A. S.
"International exercises in the cyber field such as the Locked Shields underway for Italy at the Defense Network Operations Command are unique opportunities because they allow you to test the capabilities and vulnerability of your technologies". This was stated in a statement by Giorgio Mulè, Undersecretary of Defense, who has been following the NATO exercise live in these hours. “We are working - he underlines - to adapt our cyber defense system in the shortest possible time and in the best possible way to the changing and ever new national and above all international needs. It is therefore important to involve the civilian world in these initiatives, combining it with the military and intelligence sectors ". The Locked Shields exercise, which will continue until Friday 22 April, is the largest and most complex exercise activity in the world in the field of cyber defense organized by the NATO center of excellence based in Tallinn (Estonia) which counts on the participation of over 2 thousand representatives from 33 nations. For the first time - the note reads - 5G band communication systems were used and banking services increasingly interested in cyber security were involved. The scenario reproduces a real situation: the mission is to defend a complex infrastructure victim of cyber attacks. "The capabilities that the Defense is demonstrating in the field by coordinating over one hundred men in a top-level exercise in the world is the best assurance for the country to be able to respond efficiently to the cyber threat. On this path - concludes Mulè - it is necessary to continue recognizing to the Defense this extraordinary and unique know-how gained in the international context in the framework of the activities of the newly created National Cybersecurity Agency “.civilized world