The ITU Cyber Drill for Europe Region was held from 27 to 31 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
Within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Enhancing Trust and Confidence in the use of ICTs, adopted by the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17) in Buenos Aires, this event was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the kind invitation of the Ministry of Communications and Information Society of Romania and was held within the framework of the Romanian Presidency in the Council of the European Union.
This capacity building exercise aimed to enhance the communication and incident response capabilities of the participating teams as well as to ensure a continued collective effort in mitigating cyber threats among the regions' national Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) and Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs).
The Cyber drill was open to national CIRTs/CSIRTs, ministries, regulators, telecommunication operators, universities and general education institutions, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, research and design institutes, software developers and other interested stakeholders of the ITU Member States, Sector Members and Associates. It is strongly recommended that at least two technical team members and one management level staff was present.
This event had three key components, namely:
- Day 1 & 2: Two trainings
- Training Track I: CSIRT management by NRD Cyber Security
- Training II: Advanced training on Malware Analysis by FIRST
- Day 3: Open Conference on Cybersecurity
- Day 4 & 5: Cyberattack simulation exercises