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Finland, NATO sign cyber pact

17 February 2017

Finland has signed a cyber-defence agreement with NATO, the country and organisation announced on 16 February.

The agreement, a political framework allowing Finland to work more closely with NATO on cyber operations, has been under negotiation since 2011. Few specifics on the agreement were offered, although it is designed to help Finland develop cyber capabilities with NATO members and to codify existing cyber relationships.

"Finland has co-operated with NATO in the area of cyber defence already for many years but the co-operation was not based on a document listing common goals of both parties," the Finland Ministry of Defence said in a press release.

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