The U.S. Cyber Command conducted Cyber Flag 21-1 exercise from November 15-20, its largest multinational cyber exercise to date, aimed to improve preparedness against threats from adversaries like Russia.
The exercise was held to bolster the defensive skills of more than 200 cyber operators from 23 countries at Joint Base Suffolk, Virginia. It supported national objectives of strengthening the international community of defensive cyber operation, and sought to improve the capabilities of the U.S. and its allies to identify, synchronize and respond to malicious cyberspace activities.
Defensive cyber teams from Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and others participated in Cyber Flag 21-1. Fourteen countries participated in person and multiple other nations used USCYBERCOM’s real-time virtual training environment.