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19 Oct. 2017

NATO Deputy Secretary General attends Cyber Security Conference

NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, spoke of the vital importance of cyber defence when she addressed industry experts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS) Cyber Conference today (19 October 2017) in Mons, Belgium.

7 Sep. 2017

NATO Secretary General meets EU Defence Ministers, attends cyber exercise

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg participated as an observer in a cyber exercise at the informal meeting of EU Defence Ministers in Tallinn on Thursday (7 September 2017). Mr. Stoltenberg highlighted that NATO-EU cooperation is "key" in responding to growing cyber threats, and that the two organisations have jointly responded to major attacks this year. He announced that NATO has invited the EU to participate in the Alliance's "Cyber Coalition" exercise in November - one of the largest such exercises in the world.

20 Jul. 2017

NATO supports Jordan’s national cyber defence strategy

NATO and the Jordanian Armed Forces inaugurated the newly established Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Amman on 19 July 2017. The CERT was set up as part of a NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project to enhance Jordanian cyber defence capabilities.

26 Apr. 2017

World’s largest cyber defence exercise takes place in Estonia

Locked Shields 2017, the largest and most advanced cyber defence exercise in the world, is taking place this week. It is organized by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia.

16 Feb. 2017

NATO and Finland step up cyber defence cooperation

In the face of a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, strong partnerships play a key role in effectively addressing cyber challenges. Today (16 February 2017), NATO and Finland stepped up their engagement with the signing of a Political Framework Arrangement on cyber defence cooperation. The arrangement will allow NATO and Finland to better protect and improve the resilience of their networks.

9 Dec. 2016

NATO trains Iraqi experts in cyber defence

Iraqi experts were trained on cyber defence at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey to improve their expertise and technical knowledge and to contribute to the strengthening of Iraqi national cyber defence capabilities. This course was supported by the Science for Peace and security (SPS) Programme and took place from 21 November to 2 December 2016.

7 Dec. 2016

NATO and the EU deepen ties as ministerial meeting wraps up

NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of meetings in Brussels on Wednesday (7 December 2016), during which they made progress on a number of key issues, including cooperation with the European Union. Allies approved a series of more than 40 measures to advance how the two organisations work together – including on countering hybrid threats, cyber defence, and making their common neighbourhood more stable and secure. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the agreement “a milestone in our relations,” adding that “neither organisation has the full range of tools” to address new challenges alone, “but working together we are a formidable force for good.”

2 Dec. 2016

NATO holds annual cyber exercise in Estonia

NATO’s largest cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition 2016, wrapped up in Estonia on Friday (2 December 2016).

25 Nov. 2016

NATO and EU press ahead with cooperation on cyber defence

Against a backdrop of increasingly complex cyber threats, senior officials from NATO and the European Union (EU) met today (25 November 2016) to discuss the next practical steps in NATO-EU cooperation on cyber defence.

26 Oct. 2016

Bulgaria and NATO boost cooperation on cyber defence

Bulgaria and NATO will boost their cooperation on cyber defence. A new Memorandum of Understanding, signed during NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting in October 2016, will facilitate information-sharing on cyber threats and best practices, improve the prevention of cyber incidents and increase Bulgaria’s resilience to cyber threats. Furthermore, the new arrangement will facilitate assistance between NATO and Bulgaria’s cyber defence authorities in case of need.

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