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NATO explores internet of things’ situational awareness

10 October 2017

The cyber policy of either NATO or the EU remains officially defensive, but both are pushing the limits of what constitutes defence by not only boosting their cyber situational awareness and reaction time, but exploiting the potential of the internet of things (IoT) to confront and contain security threats.

While the IoT currently poses endless cyber security risks for a military via the multiple devices of soldiers and systems connected to it, it also holds tactical promise – if the problems of acquiring, securing, and processing its information quickly enough can be overcome, say officials and researchers.

“Poland’s military is the target of troll factories and botnets on a daily basis,” Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz told the Cybersec conference in Krakow on 9 October.

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