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    NATO Makes 'Good Progress' on Cyber Defense - Stoltenberg

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    According to the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, NATO is in progress on cyber defense.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is progressing on cyber defense as it dealt with 500 incidents every month last year, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said unveiling the alliance's 2016 annual report Monday.

    "NATO is making good progress on cyber defense. In 2016, NATO experts dealt with an average of 500 cyber incidents per month, a 60 percent increase on the previous year," Stoltenberg said in Brussels.

    Over the last few years, the US and its NATO allies have gradually built up their forces in Eastern Europe to levels unprecedented since the Cold War, substantially increasing the number of drills, and deciding to permanently deploy four new multinational battalions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Germany has played an active role in that effort, with the Bundeswehr deploying several hundred troops in Lithuania at a base just 100 km from the Russian border last month.  

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