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EEAS stated that NATO Computer Incident Response Capability and the Computer Emergency Response Team – European Union signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in the sphere of cyberdefense.

EU, NATO Sign Agreement to Boost Cooperation in Cybersecurity

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EEAS stated that NATO Computer Incident Response Capability and the Computer Emergency Response Team – European Union signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in the sphere of cyberdefense.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) and the Computer Emergency Response Team – European Union (CERT-EU) signed on Wednesday an agreement to enhance cooperation in the sphere of cyberdefense, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in a statement.

"The agreement facilitates technical information sharing between NCIRC and CERT-EU to improve cyber incident prevention, detection and response in both organisations, in line with their decision making autonomy and procedures," the statement said.

The statement added that the deal allowed to perform the objectives of the EU Cyber Defence Policy Framework, as cooperation with NATO was among them.

Earlier in the day, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the agreement would be an example of an effective cooperation between NATO and the European Union in countering hybrid threats.

According to the EEAS, the cooperation between NATO and the European Union in the sphere of cybersecurity started in 2010.

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  • michael
    ah, another reference to hybrid wars. If you were to ask me, stoltenberg is a hybrid human. :)
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