STUTTGART, Germany – With the assistance of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, USEUCOM hosted cyber exercise Baltic Ghost, June 27-29, in Stuttgart, Germany, with participants from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and their National Guard State Partners Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, respectively.
Baltic Ghost is a series of cyber defense workshops designed to build, sustain, and/or enhance cyber partnerships between EUCOM, the Baltic States, and their respective State Partners.
The primary objective of Baltic Ghost 2017 is to test cooperation between the three Baltic States and the United States in the event of an escalating cyber incident, the solution of which requires internationally coordinated joint action.
Baltic Ghost topics include: defining what the host nation support-related critical infrastructure within the region is, what authorities are available when it comes to defining civil and military cyber organizations supporting one another during times of a cyber crisis, building public private partnerships, and defining what information sharing methodologies are the most effective, during both steady-state and crisis operations.
U.S. European Command is one of the United States’ two forward-deployed Geographic Combatant Commands whose area of focus cover almost one-fifth of the planet, including all of Europe, large portions of Asia, parts of the Middle East and the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The command is responsible for military relations with NATO and 51 countries with a total population of close to a billion people.