From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO: The New NATO is also reinforcing security against emerging challenges.
We all enjoy the benefits of the information age. We take cell phones, internet access, and cash machines for granted. But there are literally millions of cyber attacks every day, targeting these systems – our banks, our infrastructure, and our power grids. Even our computers at NATO are targeted one hundred times a day. So through the internet, you can cause devastating damage to our open societies without a single soldier firing a shot.
NATO is already stepping up its defences against this growing threat — and it makes sense for NATO and Sweden to work together. We can learn from each other. We can share expertise. And we can develop best practices to protect our cyber systems.
Excerpt from speech by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Stockholm, Sweden. (photo: Defense Tech)