CybExer Technologies and CR14 Forge Strategic Alliance to Enhance Europe’s Cyber Defense Preparedness

Published On: August 28, 2023Categories: News

Tallinn, Estonia – CybExer Technologies, an influential force in cyber training solutions, has joined forces with CR14, a pioneering cyber range solution. Together, they are poised to elevate Europe’s cyber defense capabilities by orchestrating the annual Military Cyber Emergency Response Teams (MILcert) exercise, in partnership with the European Defence Agency (EDA).

Last year, the MILcert exercise brought together over 200 experts from EDA Member States and Switzerland to enhance European cooperation among national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). This year, the stage is even grander, as 27 countries unite to engage in a comprehensive training program designed to fortify incident response dynamics and information-sharing practices in modern cyber defense.

In this collaborative endeavor, CR14 provides essential computing power via its open cyber range (OCR), while CybExer Technologies delivers the cyber range technology for conducting the exercise. Together, their synergy enhances the capabilities of the MILcert exercise, fostering resilience within a robust computational framework.

We are excited to embark on this journey of cyber resilience alongside CR14,” said Aare Reintam, COO at CybExer Technologies. “Our combined efforts demonstrate the power of collaboration in advancing Europe’s cyber defense capabilities. By validating the functionalities and trustworthiness of the range, we are setting a new standard for large-scale, complex cyber simulations.

Open Cyber Range is the newest range in our Multiverse of Cyber Ranges and is meant for the private sector – notably the cybersecurity innovators to use, test, and validate new products and to promote security thinking. We are happy that Cybexer, our long-time partner and leading expert in cyber exercises, is collaborating with us to push the boundaries,“ commented Siim Alatalu, CEO at CR14. “CR14 and Cybexer share the same mission – to make cyberspace safer for all, both in the public and private sectors. This collaboration clearly reflects that mission, and we’d welcome an active use of the OCR by cybersecurity companies to continue,” he added. 

What sets this collaboration apart is the delicate interplay between technical prowess and mutual cooperation. This is not the first exercise where CybExer Technologies and CR14 have joined forces; their symbiotic relationship enables them to effectively leverage each other’s technical capabilities.. As they validate the OCR’s capacity to handle the immense demands of the MILcert exercise, their partnership showcases the importance of uniting expertise in the pursuit of a more secure digital landscape.

This year marks the third consecutive year of collaboration between CybExer Technologies and EDA to host the MILcert exercise. With 27 participating countries, the exercise is set to become a beacon of international cooperation and preparedness in the face of evolving cyber threats.

As the exercise unfolds from the 20th to the 24th of October, the European cyber defense community will witness a remarkable demonstration of partnership, technical excellence, and a shared commitment to safeguarding critical digital infrastructure.

About CybExer Technologies:

CybExer Technologies is a globally recognized provider of cyber range solutions designed to enhance cyber defense capabilities and preparedness. With a focus on empowering organizations and individuals, CybExer delivers state-of-the-art training platforms and exercises that replicate real-world cyber incidents, fostering effective response strategies and promoting a culture of cyber resilience.

About CR14:

CR14 is a Multiverse of Cyber Ranges, a foundation established by the Estonian Ministry of Defence in 2021. The Foundation is based on more than 10 years of military-grade cyber range experience and provides various cyber range solutions to Estonia, NATO and other like-minded partners in the public and private sectors.