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Cyber Shield 2019

​​​​​​Cyber Shield 2019 is an international cyber security exercise being co-organized by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, and Information and Communications Technologies Authority of Turkey (ICTA), from 19 to 20 December 2019 in Ankara/Turkey. 

Cyber Shield 2019 is supported by International Telecommunication Union within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Enhancing Trust and Confidence in the use of ICTs, adopted by the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017, Buenos Aires.

The event offers a unique opportunity to participate in numerous technical activities in cyber security. Main objectives of the exercise are: 

    • to increase incident response capabilities and readiness levels,
    • to increase mutual understanding of cyber risks and associated impacts, and
    • to ensure a continued collaborative effort among international cyber security stakeholders especially national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in order to mitigate cyber threats.​

The exercise is structured around different scenarios involving most common types of cyber-attacks and in a way that communication among participating teams could be promoted. Besides, critical infrastructure protection and sophisticated cybersecurity threats that institutions and organizations may face will be covered.

Cyber Shield 2019 is open to national teams consisting of representatives from national CERTs, ministries, regulators, telecommunication operators and other stakeholders in participating countries. It is highly recommended that teams consist of four persons to accomplish all scenarios. The following skills are required to participate: Web Security, Network Security, Malware Analysis, Knowledge in Linux, Knowledge in Windows Active Directory, Familiarity with SCADA Protocols. Meeting will be held in English.

Please note that each participant will benefit from special support provided by the organizers, including Accommodation (at pre-arranged 5 star hotel; up to 3 nights), Airport transfer, lunches.

Further details on the Cyber Shield such as agenda, registration, travel and accommodation information is published on the web site ( Participants are kindly requested to complete the online registration form available at the event’s website until December 11th, 2019.​

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