Dept. SecDef meeting with NATO and EU to improve cyber security

US Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn and Ambassador Ivo Daalder meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

From Jim Garamone,  Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III is meeting with NATO and European Union officials here to strengthen cyberdefense capabilities.

This is Lynn’s second visit to the alliance in four months to discuss cybersecurity.

“It’s an opportunity for Deputy Secretary Lynn to meet and discuss with NATO and EU leaders ways to strengthen cybersecurity and to follow through on the Lisbon Summit declaration to develop and implement a NATO cyber policy and implementation plan with real capabilities,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. …

“It’s an opportunity to bring cyber experts to really begin putting the implementation aspects behind the plan,” a senior defense official said on background.

One goal is to secure the alliance networks and to have all nations contribute to that effort, the official said. A primary focus for Lynn this week is “to look at bringing these nations together under this NATO common vision and having them leverage each others’ expertise and experiences and drawing a common vision based on the threat to better secure NATO’s networks,” the official said.

Lynn will meet with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, but will work most closely with Ambassador Gábor Iklódy of Hungary, the alliance’s assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges.  (photo: NATO)


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