November 8, 2017
Defense Ministers Agree to Strengthen NATO's Cyber Defenses with National Capabilities
By Jens Stoltenberg, NATO
NATO is a defensive alliance, whose actions are always subject to strict political oversight and always act in accordance with international law....
We will integrate national cyber capabilities into NATO missions and operations as we integrate their conventional capabilities, being it ships, tanks, planes. It will still be under full national control, it will be national capabilities but they will be integrated into NATO missions and operations. Let me also add that we have as part of our strengthening of our cyber defences we have also decided to establish or we have established cyber as a military domain and we have also decided that cyber attacks can trigger Article 5. So integrating national cyber effects into NATO missions and operations is yet another step to strengthen cyber in NATO.Excerpts from press conference by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, November 8, 2017.