Norwegian Cyber Defence Force

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]

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


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

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