Military Capabilities

Officials split over possibilities for sharing cyber intelligence among EU, NATO nations

21 February 2019

Europe’s defence ministries must step up their multilateral exchanges of cyber defence information, while NATO and the European Union (EU) should set the framework for exchanging cyber intelligence, some national and EU officials have urged. However, others argue that, due to trust issues, only narrow bilateral exchanges will ever be possible, while any EU-NATO foray into the field of intelligence exchanges is flatly unrealistic.

“It is not easy to share information, particularly in the military intelligence domain, but the threats are coming from all directions,” Tomasz Zdzikot, Poland’s deputy defence minister, told the CyberSec conference in Brussels on 20 February.

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