The head of NATO calls on the allies to “recommit” to cyber defense

The head of NATO calls on the allies to “recommit” to cyber defense

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday called on all allies to “recommit” to cyber defense in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

In his keynote speech at the NATO Cyber ​​Defense Pledge Conference in Italy, Stoltenberg said: “This year, Euro-Atlantic security has been shaken by (Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin’s war against democratic and sovereign Ukraine.”

“Part of Russia’s aggression is an invisible war in cyberspace… Cyberspace is a constantly contested space. And the line between peace, crisis and conflict is blurred,” Stoltenberg said, adding that this is why NATO has taken cyber threats so seriously, for so long.

The NATO chief said cyber attacks could trigger NATO’s Article 5, which means an attack on one ally is an attack on all.

“The threat from cyberspace is real and growing. That’s why our Cyber ​​Defense Pledge is so important,” he said.

“So I call on allies to recommit to cyber defense. With more investment. More expertise. And expanded cooperation. This is a vital part of our collective defence. And we’re all in this together,” he added.