Cyber Rapid Response Teams and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security (CRRTs)


The essence of this Lithuanian-led PESCO Project is a commonly developed cyber capability, which could be used as a response to cyber incidents and crises as well as a preventative measure (e.g. for vulnerability assessments, election monitoring, etc.).

Considering limited national resources (technologies, personnel, finances) to counter numerous and increasingly more complex cyber incidents, the CRRTs Project is based on sharing of strengths of each Participant, best practices and procedures as well experience between the Participating Member States. This means that each Project Member State prior the beginning of CRRT rotation delegates cyber expert(s) with specific profile/ set of skills, contributing to a full spectrum of Cyber Rapid Response Team, able to respond to a variety of challenges and ready on a stand by.

Project kicked off with its first meeting in February 2018. Since then, significant progress has been made in its different strands: assurance of political support, set roles and responsibilities of Participants, set governance rules, establishment of legal basis for provision of the CRRT support in different jurisdictions, drafting of Standard Operating Procedures for CRRT activation, creation of deployable cyber toolkit, coordination of training opportunities and common cyber exercises as well as management of financial support.

Aims of the Project:

To provide support in time of need to each other (Project Participants); other EU Member States; EU institutions; CSDP Missions and Operations as well as Partners.

Participating Member States of the Project:

Belgium, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Denmark;

Observers Member States of the Project:

Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Spain;

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