For the first time, NIS takes part in the world’s biggest cyber security exercise, “Rock Shields.”

The National Intelligence Service (NATO) Cyber Defense Center (CCDCOE) was held. It announced that it took part in the international cyber attack security training ‘Locked Shields 2021’ via the internet.

The NATO Cyber Defense Center holds the’Rock Shields’ training every year to prepare a cyber defense cooperation framework among member states and to resolve a comprehensive cyber crisis situation, with over 2,000 attack and defense experts taking part.

Locked Shields is divided into two parts: technical training and strategic training. In technical training, each participating team (blue team) manages the national main computing network, which includes virtual power and aviation, while the NATO attacking team (red team) defends against attacks. Points are lost if the defense fails and the device goes down, and points are earned if the defense succeeds.

Unlike other cyber attack security competitions, which only test technological defense capabilities against enemy attacks, Rockd Shields”strategic training’ is designed for different policy elements at the national level, such as cyber, legal, and media strategies in connection with cyber defense. The answer procedure is also thoroughly examined.

The training covers decision-making processes such as “how to build a national cyber policy,” “what legal penalties will be placed on cyber criminals,” and “how to respond to the media in each case” in the event of a real cyber crisis. It develops.

In order to share the NATO Cyber Defense Center’s cyber attack and defense technology, as well as cyber security strategy and policy know-how, Korea became a member state in 2019 under the leadership of the National Intelligence Service and obtained qualifications to participate in the training. For the first time this year, Korea will directly participate in real-time training ( Training in 2020)

To compete in’Rock Shields 2021,’ the NIS assembled a team of around 30 people with the Korea Electric Power Corporation, KEPCO KDN, and the National Security Technology Research Institute, and competed against national teams from over 20 member countries in alliance with Latvia.

“We agreed to participate in the training to share our cyber response strategy know-how with the participating countries with excellent cyber capabilities and to solidify the cooperation system,” the NIS Cyber Security Center said. “Korea’s cyber attack response capabilities will be improved as a result of this training. It’s something I’m looking forward to.”