Belgrade, 8 June 2021

First National Cyber Security Drill Organised with the Support of Norway

Working in a hyper-realistic cyber-attack simulation allows participants to effectively improve their skills even before an attack occurs, which is one of the most important ways to defend against cyber attacks that are increasingly sophisticated and difficult to detect.

Within the project "Norway for you - Serbia", the first national cyber drill for representatives of key institutions in the field of information security of the Republic of Serbia was held today in the RATEL classroom. Within this project, funded by the Kingdom of Norway and implemented by UNOPS, the Cyberbit / Cyber ​​Range platform was donated, intended for conducting cyber exercises, which are primarily aimed at improving the skills of members of the national CERT community.

Participants of the drill had the opportunity to practice defense against Keylogger malware that records everything a user types on a keyboard and is used to steal personal and financial data. During the attack, the attacker gained access to one workstation in the organization's network and the so-called by lateral movement accesses the domain controller and installs malicious processes.

Defense against this type of attack is especially important, having in mind that the most common cyber attacks in our country in 2020 were phishing, ransomware, trojans and other types of malware. Phishing is most often used to distribute malware, and the attack is most often distributed via email, although attacks that use social networks, chat applications, text messages or phone calls.

Working in a hyper-realistic cyber-attack simulation allows participants to effectively improve their skills even before an attack occurs, which is one of the most important ways to defend against cyber attacks that are increasingly sophisticated and difficult to detect.

The donation of the Kingdom of Norway is one of the most modern platforms intended for improving the skills necessary for the detection and recovery from cyber attacks, which will significantly contribute to the resilience of the information security of the Republic of Serbia.