NATO Cyber-Defense Group Adds New Nations to Its Ranks

NATO Cyber-Defense Group Adds New Nations to Its Ranks

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is expanding.

NATO CCD COE, which is based in Estonia, has added two new members, Belgium and Sweden, while Bulgaria and Portugal will soon follow.

“International cooperation of like-minded nations in cyber-defense is becoming inevitable. We are witnessing a growing interest towards our applied research, trainings and exercises, but the preparedness of nations to contribute themselves reflects more than just recognition to the work that has been done,” said Sven Sakkov, director of the multinational and interdisciplinary hub of cyber-defense expertise. It proves that we offer needed support for member nations and the international community in building their cyber-defense.”

The accesion of Belgium and Sweden was celebrated with a flag-raising ceremony at the headquarters, with a delegation of cyber-commands from 16 nations.

Founded in 2008, NATO CCD COE is a NATO-accredited international military organisation supporting its member nations and NATO with cyber-defense expertise in the fields of technology, strategy, operations and law. The heart of the Centre is a diverse group of experts: researchers, analysts, trainers, educators from military, government and industry backgrounds.

NATO CCD COE also is the home of the Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations. The Centre also organizes the world’s largest and most complex international technical cyber-defense exercise, Locked Shields.

Source: Information Security Magazine