About RCDC

The Regional Cyber Defence Centre (RCDC) is a subsidiary of the National Cyber Security Centre under the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania (NCSC).

Mission of the RCDC: execute cyber threat analysis, organise training for cyber security specialists and implement scientific research in the field of cyber security, while developing cooperation with the strategic partners.

The key operational objectives of the RCDC:

  • To strengthen cooperation with the United States of America, Ukraine, Sakartvelo and other strategic partners of Lithuania in the field of cyber security;
  • to carry out cyber threat analysis jointly with the partners;
  • to organise training courses for cyber security specialists;
  • to conduct international scientific research in the area of cyber security.

While seeking such objectives, the RCDC:

  • collects and analyses the best practices of the partner states for cyber threat recognition and incident management;
  • together with the partner experts arriving on a rotational basis, analyses and assesses the obtained information about cyber security breaches and vulnerabilities, threat trends and other cyber security related recommendations, also, shares such information with the NCSC, structural units of the National Defence System (NDS), and relevant authorities of the partner states;
  • prepares cyber threat analysis information sheets, information summaries, Indicators of Compromise (IoC) and shares this information with the NCSC, structural units of the National Defence System (NDS), and relevant authorities of the partner states;
  • adheres to reinforcement of interaction between partners in the field of cyber security;
  • participates in preparing national cyber security status reports;
  • develops a training infrastructure platform (Cyber Range), takes care of its all-round usage, and creates a new content;
  • prepares cyber security training programs and organises national and international cyber security training and exercises;
  • arranges cyber security training for the NCSC and NDS employees, critical infrastructure entities and experts of the partner states;
  • initiates and fulfils international research in the field of cyber security;
  • contributes to implementation of other scientific research carried out by the NCSC.


Structure





Director



Romualdas Petkevičius Colonel Romualdas Petkevičius, Director of RCDC
From 14 July 2021 COL Romualdas Petkevičius was appointed as Director of Regional Cyber Defence Centre.

Work experience:
July 2021 – appointed as Director of Regional Cyber Defence Centre (subsidiary to National Cyber Security Centre), Lithuania
2018 – 2021 Director, NATO Energy security centre of excellence, Lithuania
2015 – 2018 Lithuanian National Liaison Officer to NATO HQ SACT, USA
2014 – 2015 Director, Armaments and C2 Systems Department at MoND, Lithuania
2012 – 2014 Director, NATO Energy security centre of excellence, Lithuania
2011 – 2012 Adviser, Defense Policy and Planning Department at MoND, Lithuania
2008 – 2011 Lithuanian National Military Representative to NATO SHAPE, Belgium
2004 – 2008 Defense, Military, Air and Naval Attaché to the United States and Canada
2000 – 2003 Director, NATO Department at MoND, Lithuania
1998 – 2000 Chief Officer, later Chief of Logistics, planning section at Lithuanian Air Force HQ, Lithuania
1992 – 1997 Chief Engineer at Lithuanian Air Force First Air Base, Lithuania

Education:
2003-2004 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, USA
1997-1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL, USA
1985-1990 Military Academy, Riga, Latvia

Awards:
2004 The Order for Merits to Lithuania the Cross of Officer
2010 U.S. Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer)

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