The Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) is organizing, May 15-17, through the Cyberint National Center, a live national cybersecurity exercise, titled CyDEx17, the SRI informs in a release remitted to agerpres.
This first edition of the exercise is organized in accordance with Romania's Cyber Security Strategy and in partnership with the National Defence Ministry (MApN), the Internal Affairs Ministry (MAI), the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE), the Special Telecommunications Service (STS), the Guard and Protection Service (SPP), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SIE), the National Registry Office for Classified Information (ORNISS) and CERT-RO.
"CyDEx17 will unfold at the specialized cybercenter of the National Cyberint Centre, created and personalized for this exercise in particular, and is focused on the exercising and assessment of the cyber incidents' management, the operational and strategic response thereto, ensuring a proper security level for cyber infrastructures, as well as the optimization of the cooperation process among institutions with a view to identifying and restricting the impact of this kind of incidents," the SRI release reads.
The exercise will contribute "to awareness of the training level of the entities involved, should an event affect the cyber-space at national level, as well as to the strengthening of the public-private partnership in the field."
Over 60 institutions in the public and private sectors will participate in the event, "to test and use ways of reaction to cyber incidents, to share information on these in a fast and efficient manner, by coordinating the defense capacities."
According to SRI, CyDEx17 will allow the compliance with the provisions of the Cyber Security Strategy of Romania, the verification and boosting of the cooperation gears among the public institutions with responsibilities in cyber security, the verification and prompting of the cooperation mechanisms among the public bodies and the private milieu in cyber security, the development of an efficient warning, alert and reaction mechanism to cyber incidents/ attacks.