The Hill reports that the U.S. Cyber Command has sent a 'hunt forward' team consisting of military and civilian personnel to Croatia in an effort to strengthen the country's defenses against cyberattacks. Such operations involved the team collaborating with Croatia's cybersecurity and intelligence officials to determine security vulnerabilities and other cybersecurity threats following several cyberattacks aimed at the Baltic states. Similar operations have been done by the team across 18 countries, including Ukraine, Estonia, and Lithuania. "It was an honor to send some of our best defensive operators to Croatia, to hunt for shared threats alongside our partners we want to bring both expertise and talent to our partner nations, while seeing cyber adversaries who may be threatening our nation," said U.S. Cyber Command Cyber National Mission Force Commander Maj. Gen. William Hartman. Meanwhile, Croatian Security and Intelligence Agency Director Daniel Marki emphasized the importance of the partnership in bolstering cybersecurity capabilities. "We face the same adversaries and threat actors in cyberspace, and we both gain and share valuable insights into cyber resilience as it has become the key objective for national security," added Marki.