Estonian and Finnish information security authorities joined forces in FINEST19 exercise
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The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-FI) and the Estonian Information System Authority CERT-EE held a joint critical infrastructure incident management exercise called FINEST2019 on 25 March 2019.
The FINEST19 exercise addressed cooperation in responding to a critical infrastructure cyber crisis affecting both countries. The exercise focused in particular on efficient and secure communications as well as creating a collective and shared situation awareness. The main scenario was a cut in electricity supply involving an aspect of cybercrime.
“This exercise helps us identify practices that work and create new ways to resolve issues in a realistic environment,” says Antti Kurittu, head of cyber exercise support at the NCSC-FI. FINEST2019 was the first international joint exercise planned and conducted by the NCSC-FI for the Finnish and Estonian CERT teams.
The exercise was organised in cooperation with Finland’s transmission system operator Fingrid and Estonia's transmission system operator Elering.
Antti Kurittu, Senior Specialist, National Cyber Security Centre, Finland