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Joint Cyberspace Command receives students from the Basic Air Academy

February 22, 2024
  • Students attended lectures on the mission, structure and capabilities of the Joint Cyberspace Command (MCCE) to conduct operations in cyberspace

Among the planned visits to the Joint Cyberspace Command (MCCE) during 2024, the military academies are of particular relevance. Through cooperation between military educational institutions and units, long-term ties are created that define the service aspirations of these new students towards their future destinations.

The student sergeants were received at the facilities by the Chief of Defence Staff, who welcomed them and introduced them to the missions and duties assigned to the Command. The lectures covered everything from the general structure of the unit to the specifics of each of the sections that ensure its operability. They were able to learn specific information about the activities of the MCCE, such as the more than two thousand cyber-attacks analysed in 2023 -which marks both a significant increase in these operations as well as in detection capacity-, its current situation and the unit's plans for the future.

Their day concluded with a visit to the MCCE facilities that ensure the monitoring of cyber threats and the defence of the networks and systems of the Ministry of Defence and of those assigned to it that may affect the Armed Forces' freedom of action in cyberspace.

At the end of their training, six students will be assigned to the MCCE. Their first step will be to attend the Military School of Cyber Operations, in order to receive specific training and to be able to develop their work in the Command.

These visits allow us to make future army commanders aware of where the interests of the Armed Forces are moving. In this way, they can decide on their professional future in the best possible way.