The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. It represents a community of 25 nations and providesing a 360- degree view of cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law. The heart of the Centre is a diverse group of international experts from military, government, academia and industry backgrounds.
The CCDCOE is home to the Tallinn Manual 2.0, the most comprehensive guide on how International Law applies to cyber operations. The Centre organises the world’s largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise, Locked Shields, and hosts the International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, a unique annual event in Tallinn, bringing together key experts and decision-makers in the global cyber defence community. As the Department Head for Cyberspace Operations Training and Education, the CCDCOE is responsible for identifying and coordinating education and training solutions in the field of cyber defence operations for all NATO bodies across the Alliance.
The Centre is staffed and financed by its member nations – currently Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. NATO-accredited centres of excellence are not part of the NATO Command Structure.