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On 3 April 2024, a cyber exercise was held in Tirana, Albania, which was designed as an interactive, non-technical tabletop exercise aimed at high-level decision-makers, including security and strategic communication experts. The National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) was represented by Irena Adler Pavelková and Miroslava Čavojská from the Exercise Unit, who were directly involved in the preparation of the exercise scenario, its presentation, and moderation of the discussion among the participants. The exercise was organized within the framework of the EU Cybersecurity Capacity Building in the Western Balkans, which the Estonian governmental organization e-Governance Academy led in cooperation with the Dutch non-profit organization CILC.

In collaboration with colleagues from the Albanian National Authority for Electronic Certification and Cyber Security (AKCESK), a scenario was prepared for participants from various government institutions and bank representatives, including the Bank of Albania. The scenario focused on the escalating cyber crisis in the banking sector and highlighted the multidimensional nature of cyber threats. One of the objectives of the simulation was to discuss Albania's new cybersecurity legislation and to focus on cooperation and crisis communication between the institutions involved. The cyber exercise was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister of Albania, Bellinda Balluku, who expressed her support for the project while emphasizing the importance of cyber security and increasing the resilience of the whole society in cyberspace.