NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has organised a cyber exercise for a technical Blue-Red Team named Locked Shields (CDx) In the middle of April 2013.
Exercise has fictional war game approach in it's scenario, an international coalition forces in an unstable country called Boolea with blue teams and a religious and well-equipped insurgency offensive movements during deadly epidemic among the local population.
IT systems of international aid organisations are under cyber attacks while their initial response capability is severely limited.Ten support teams task team is to provide help and keeping the systems running at 10 different sites for 2-3 days until crisis response teams of the aid organizations arrive.
Red Team’s mission is to compromise or degrade the performance of the systems that are protected by the Blue Teams. The technical details of the initial configuration of the Blue Team systems will be available for the Red Team beforehand, along with the opportunity to scan Blue Teams’ systems for vulnerabilities before the execution. Red Team members will not compete with each other and their activities are not scored.