NATO’s Cyber Defense Concept requires funding new tech

Cyber Attacks and NATO

From Julian Hale, Defense News:  "The concept is the first step toward the approval of a new cyber defense policy to update the current one [dating back to 2008]," said a NATO official. "It takes into account the fact that cyber defense is evolving fast and the need to update capabilities to deal with the threat."

As part of NATO’s policy, its Computer Incident Response Centre is being brought up to full operational capacity by 2012. This means investing in equipment and creating cyber response teams to systematically help member states that request assistance, the official said.

Another official explained that a call for tender is due out in early May and is likely to contain opportunities worth about 30 million euros ($41.6 million).  (graphic: Matt Murphy/Economist)

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