Austrian Armed Forces in Global NATO Cyber Drill "Locked Shields 23"

PeopleOther ♦ Published: April 24, 2023; 23:38 ♦ (Vindobona)

This year, an Austrian team is once again taking part in NATO's largest military cyber defense exercise. The specialists will practice protecting information and communication technology systems and critical infrastructures against cyber attacks.

Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner visited Austrian participants in the "Locked Shields 23" cyber defense exercise. / Picture: © Bundesheer/CARINA KARLOVITS

This year, the Austrian Armed Forces are once again taking part to defend against digital threats, such as disinformation campaigns or attacks on ICT systems, so that communication channels such as 5G networks or satellite communication can be maintained. This means, for example, that airspace surveillance can continue to be ensured in the event of an emergency. This demanding exercise…