Portugal participated in Cyber Coalition 2015, largest NATO cyber defense exercise
During the period from 16 to 20 November there was the exercise of cyber defense NATO Cyber Coalition 2015. Portugal integrated the exercise represented by the Cyber Defense Centre (CCD), elements of cyberdefense capability of the three branches of the Armed Forces, as well as of civil organizations that have integrated a response cell in CCD installations in the General HQ building of the Portuguese Armed forces in Lisbon.
This exercise, which took place simultaneously in several countries belonging to NATO and some partners, aims to collaboration between the various nations and partners in solving many real challenges that have been posed to the participants, including computer attacks in various environments of the cyberspace.
In the Portuguese case, beyond the three branches of the military (Navy, Army and Air Force) CCD conducted the exercise, which included the participation of civilian companies like Redshift Consulting, Edisoft, FireEye and Checkpoint, which with its resources and experience in the field, collaborated in resolving incidents that have been placed during the event.
On the 19th, the CCD received the visit of several national and international entities such as the Deputy for Planning and Coordination, Lieutenant General Pimenta Sampaio, the Director General of the National Security Office, Vice Admiral Torres Sobral, the Coordinator National Cyber Security Center, Dr. José Carlos Martins, the Technical Directors of the branches, among others, receiving the a presentation of the exercise organization and the scenario created for it. Then they visited the operating room, where received information about ongoing operations in the analysis and resolution of incidents.
Cyber Coalition is the main NATO cyber defense exercise, was created in 2008, and Portugal participate in this exercise since 2011.