NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg meeting 10 young content creators from across Allied countries (Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, the UK, and the US) at the NATO Headquarters as part of the “Protect the Future” campaign on 27 May 2022. Photo: NATO (file photo)
What Is NATO Doing About Cyber Attacks?
NATO’s 2022 Cyber Defence Pledge Conference was held in Rome at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on 9-10 November.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke on 10 November at NATO’s 2022 Cyber Defence Pledge conference in Rome.
Highlighting recent cyber-attacks against satellites, critical infrastructure and government departments, especially as part of Russia’s war against Ukraine, the NATO Secretary General warned of the real and growing threat from cyberspace.
Mr Stoltenberg said, “Cyber is a constantly contested space and the line between peace, crisis and conflict is blurred. That is why NATO has taken the threat to cyberspace from state and non-state actors so seriously for so long. And why we have taken determined steps to guard against cyber-attacks. It is key to our collective defence.”
The Cyber Defence Pledge, agreed at NATO’s Warsaw Summit in 2016, has seen Allies increase their investment in our cyber defences. Mr Stoltenberg added, “I call on Allies to recommit to cyber defence. With more money, more expertise, and enhanced cooperation. This is a vital part of our collective defence and we are all in this together.”
NATO’s 2022 Cyber Defence Pledge Conference was held in Rome at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on 9-10 November. The Conference is co-hosted by Italy and the United States with the support of NATO’s International Staff.
Meanwhile, Mr Stoltenberg has announced that the next meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government will take place in Vilnius on 11-12 July 2023. He said that NATO faces the most complex and unpredictable security environment since the Cold War.
The meeting in Vilnius will be an opportunity for Allied Heads of State and Government to agree further steps to strengthen the deterrence and defence and review significant increases in defence spending, as well as to continue NATO support for Ukraine.