Denmark to Join the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) welcomes the decision of Denmark to become a member of the NATO-accredited cyber defence hub. Denmark’s decision would lead to almost all Nordic nations working side by side at this multinational centre of excellence.

“Resilience and strength in cyber defence is achieved through cooperation. According to an origin legend, the Danish flag, Dannebrog, fell from the heaven in Tallinn in 1219. It would make us proud to raise the Danish flag in front of the Centre in Tallinn in 2019 to mark another historic occasion,” said Merle Maigre, Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. 

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation based in Estonia provides a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.

NATO CCD COE is home of the Tallinn Manual 2.0, the most comprehensive guide on how International Law applies to cyber operations. The Centre organises the world’s largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields. Another highlight of the Centre is the International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, a unique event joining key experts and decision-makers of the global cyber defence community in Tallinn every spring. The tenth anniversary event CyCon X: Maximising Effects will take place from 30 May to 1 June 2018. In partnership with Munich Security Conference, CCDCOE will host the Cyber Security Summit in Tallinn on 29 May, 2018 on the eve of CyCon.

The Centre is staffed and financed by its 21 member nations – to date Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Australia, Japan and Norway are on the path of joining the Centre.