Allied Command Transformation
December 2, 2022

Exercise Cyber Coalition 2022 Concludes in Estonia

NATO has concluded its largest annual cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition 2022, which involved more than 1,000 cyber defenders from 26 NATO Allies, invitees Finland and Sweden, as well as Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, the European Union, and participants from industry and academia. This year’s event took place between November 28th and December 2nd in Tallinn, Estonia, as well as remotely.

Commander Charles Elliott, Cyber Coalition 2022 Exercise Director, United States Navy [said:] “Building on the success of this year, we will incorporate more real-world lessons learned as we go into next year.”

The NATO’s Allied Command Transformation-led annual exercise Cyber Coalition tests and trains cyber defenders from across the Alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks.


Cyber Coalition 2022 is based on a challenging, realistic scenario where a powerful threat actor tries to compromise a NATO mission by conducting advanced and sophisticated cyber operations. These operations trigger the coordination and collaboration of participating NATO, Allied and partner cyber defenders. The scenario helps prepare cyber defenders for real-life cyber challenges, including attacks on critical infrastructure as well as disruption of NATO and allied assets while in operations.