NATO will conduct its annual Crisis Management Exercise CMX between 12 and 16 November 2012. The exercise is designed to practice Alliance crisis management procedures at the strategic political level and will involve civilian and military staffs in Allied capitals, at NATO Headquarters, and in both Strategic Commands. CMX 12 will be an internal command post exercise and no forces will be deployed for the purpose of this exercise.
Cyber warfare is war without any noise, tanks or aircraft. Currently, it is a profitable, relatively risk-free and anonymous crime. It is often difficult to identify the origin or perpetrators of the attack - and this is the main problem.
In order to be more effective, all the parties involved must work together: NATO, the private sector, international organizations, academia. By the end of 2012, a rapid reaction team (RRT) capability of NATO cyber defence experts will be operational.