On Friday, October 27, 2023, the National Interdisciplinary Cyber Defense Exercise “PANOPTIS 2023” was completed, which started on Monday, October 23, 2023 and was conducted under the coordination of the Directorate of Cyber Defense of the Greek Armed Forces (GETHA/DIKYB), with the participation of Armed Forces personnel (ED), of the Security Forces, national critical infrastructure management bodies, public and private sector bodies, the academic community as well as Cyber Defense Departments of the EDs from Cyprus and France.
The Exercise was attended by more than 50 officers from the ED and 200 people from 37 bodies of the wider public and private sector, who had the opportunity to practice the procedures for managing cyber attacks at the national level, as well as identifying and dealing with various cyber security incidents, which they covered both isolated incidents and wider incidents, and required a coordinated response at multiple levels.
In particular, the incidents involved a large number of cyber defense objects, such as malware analysis, digital investigation of evidence on different computer operating systems, routers, Internet and web application vulnerability testing, as well as network infrastructure breach detection and analysis.
The training of the participants in Exercise “PANOPTIS 2023” in cyber security subjects is one of the actions of GEETHA to effectively address the security challenges and threats that have arisen from the continuous increase in cyber attacks and the parallel development of cyber war capabilities.
It is pointed out that the Directorate of Cyber Defense of GEETHA, in addition to its decisive contribution to the effective strengthening of cyber security and protection of the Armed Forces, through the Interbranch Center for Cyber Defense Operations (DIKEKYB) and its modern infrastructures, in coordination with the co-competent state bodies, mainly the Ministry of Digital of Governance (YPSID), participates in the protection of the operation of critical national infrastructures and, as the case may be, other state structures and services, with particularly satisfactory results.
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