Amb. Sorin Ducaru, Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO, discusses the alliance’s cyber priorities, strategy and efforts including the NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP) during a June 26, 2017, interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.Details
The interconnected and open character of cyberspace has offered unprecedented opportunities for our economies and has transformed the fabric of our societies. By the same token, cyber threats are growing both in numbers and in sophistication. As the majority of networks are owned and operated by the private sector, its technological innovations and expertise are crucial for cyber defence. Cooperation, in particular information sharing on threats, can reinforce the resilience of networks and help to prevent, respond to, and recover from, cyber attacks. Against this background, we will work with industry as part of an open, transparent and mutually beneficial partnership – the NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP). Such a partnership supports NATO’s principal role in cyber defence: the protection of its own networks.