In the News April 23
U.S./NATO Conduct Massive Cyber Warfare Exercises
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NATO Industry Cyber Partnership
The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership was endorsed by member states at the 2014 Wales summit. Participants in the partnership are described as “NATO entities, national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and NATO member countries’ industry representatives.” When it was announced it was said to be relevant for “small and medium enterprises, which can often provide innovative solutions in cyberspace.”
The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership recently announced the holding of the first “NATO Edge” conference from 25 to 27 October 2022 with the theme “Technology in Focus” in Mons, Belgium. The promo states, “This event will centre on the technology, and the collaboration and partnerships, needed to future proof the Alliance. Following on the heels of the NATO Summit in Madrid, NATO Edge will feature discussions on the Agency’s work on emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs), which include artificial intelligence (AI) and data.”
“NATO Edge will gather industry, start-ups, academia, as well as national and NATO representatives, to discuss the most pressing tech topics. The Agency will also present its upcoming business opportunities for industry and not-for-profit organizations to learn more and ask questions.”
Attendees are promised “an interactive event comprised of distinguished keynotes and panels, breakout sessions and networking opportunities. An exhibition will highlight innovations in the private sector from across the Alliance.”
A promotional quote at the time of the Partnership’s creation says “Industry is a key player in cyberspace, since the private sector owns the majority of the world’s information systems and provides technical solutions for cyber defence. Simply put, industry is often our first line of defence; it is industry that has the ‘tanks and the soldiers’ for cyber defence.” NATO’s then-Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow boasted at the time that within two weeks of NATO’s 2014 Wales summit, 1,500 “industry leaders and policy makers” had come together for a NATO Information Assurance Symposium.
TML Daily, posted April 23, 2022.