Norwegian Cyber Defence Force

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Norwegian Cyber Defence Force
Cyberforsvaret heraldisk våpen.svg
Badge of the Cyberforsvaret
FoundedSeptember 18, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-09-18)
TypeCyber force
Part ofNorwegian Armed Forces
Garrison/HQJørstadmoen Leir
Commander-in-ChiefHM Harald V of Norway
Ceremonial chiefGeneralmajor Roar Sundseth

The Norwegian Cyber Defence Force (Norwegian: Cyberforsvaret) is a branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for military communications and defensive cyberwarfare in Norway. The force employs 1,500 people located at more than 60 locations; the main base is at Jørstadmoen in Lillehammer, with a secondary base at Kolsås outside Oslo. The Cyber Defence was established as its own branch on 18 September 2012.[1]


  1. ^ "Cyberforsvaret offisielt etablert i dag" (in Norwegian). Ministry of Defence. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2010.