C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

NATO carries cyber operations, security to new levels as command structure reformed

21 February 2018

NATO is now reviewing how to achieve fully integrated cyber awareness and security at the strategic level for joint operations. The challenge flows from a 14 February decision by allied defence ministers to reform NATO’s command structure, including creation of a new cyber operations centre within Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in southern Belgium.

“The centre will not really be a brand new beast, since we are doing some cyber ops within SHAPE, but it’s going to be substantially reinforced and broadened to support NATO’s cyber operational domain in a more focused and strategic way,” a NATO source said on 19 February.

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