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NATO, EU enhance cyber defense cooperation

Staff writer ▼ | February 11, 2016
NATO and the European Union concluded a technical arrangement to enhance cyber defense cooperation.
Jens Stoltenberg
Security   To better address the challenges of cyber attacks
NATO said in a press release that the cooperation will help both organizations better address the challenges of cyber attacks as they face similar challenges in protecting their networks against the growing threat of cyber attacks.

The arrangement was signed between the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability and the Computer Emergency Response Team of the EU, which provides a framework for exchanging information and sharing best practices between emergency response teams.

The aim of the arrangement is to enhance the cyber defenses of both organizations by exchanging cyber defense-related data.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated, "Our emergency response teams will have a structured framework for exchanging information and sharing best practices. This is a concrete example of NATO and the EU working together to counter hybrid threats."

Cyber defense staff from the EU have participated for several years in NATO's flagship annual cyber defense exercise Cyber Coalition, according to NATO.


 

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