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European Union and NATO work together to tackle growing cyber threats

11/12/2018 - 09:12
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Senior officials from the European Union and NATO met yesterday to discuss recent cyber security and defence developments at the EU and NATO along with perspectives on EU-NATO cooperation on cyber defence.

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“There is a need to strengthen the measures to prevent, detect and respond to malicious activities in cyberspace“, said Pawel Herczynski, Director for Security Policy from the European External Action Service. “We should keep focus and exchange relevant good practices concerning the cyber aspects and implications of crisis management and response“.

The officials discussed latest cyber security and defence developments at the EU and NATO, on-going work relevant to the cyber aspects and implications of crisis management and response and exercises, building cyber capacity and resilience in partner countries as well priority areas for EU-NATO cyber security and defence cooperation.

“We are pleased with the progress made to enhance our preparedness and resilience,” said Dr. Antonio Missiroli, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. “Our focus will remain on strengthening the ways in which we share information, train, educate, and exercise together to ensure that we have the most robust tools possible for responding to growing cyber threats.”

EU-NATO cooperation in cyber security and defence and the implementation of the relevant provisions of the two Joint Declarations continues to be a priority during 2018. The areas of engagement included fostering interoperability through coherent cyber defence requirements and standards, strengthening cooperation on training and exercises, fostering cyber defence research and technology innovation cooperation and the continued mainstreaming of cyber into crisis management procedures and processes.

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