NATO’s Cyber Capabilities: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 28, 2012

NATO’s Cyber Capabilities: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Jason Healey and Leendert van Bochoven. “This issue brief is part of the Atlantic Council’s Smarter Alliance Initiative in partnership with IBM. The Atlantic Council and IBM established the Smarter Alliance Initiative in response to the NATO Secretary General’s call for NATO members to adopt a “smart defense” approach to leveraging scarce defense resources to develop and sustain capabilities necessary to meet current and future security challenges in an age of austerity.”

  • “NATO’s central missions of collective defense and cooperative security must be as effective in cyberspace as they are in the other domains of air, land, sea, and space. The Alliance started this process after suffering its first major cyber attacks in 1999, during Operation Allied Force, but more than a decade later it is still playing catch up. The recent NATO cyber defense policy gives the Alliance a strong boost, giving priority to defense of NATO’s own networks. But now the Alliance should “double down” on a core set of priorities, leveraging the best capabilities, policies, and practices from member nations and industry partners.”
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