Dr Bernhards Blumbergs is a lead cyber-security expert at the Information Technology Security Incident Response Institution of the Republic of Latvia (CERT.LV) and as the former Technology Researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCoE) also the Ambassador of the Centre since 2018. He is the creator and the technical director for the world’s largest and most innovative full-spectrum offensive cyber operation exercise Crossed Swords. He is a certified exploit researcher and advanced penetration tester (GXPN), and Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP). He has a strong military background, targeted at developing, administering and securing wide area information systems. Dr Blumbergs received his Computer Science PhD degree in Cyber Security from Tallinn Technical University in 2019, with his dissertation being on specialized cyber red team responsive computer network operations.