A collective approach
"Addressing today's cyber security challenges requires a collective approach between government and private industry," said Cheri F. McGuire, Vice President of Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy at Symantec, "As cyber attacks become more prevalent and threaten society, it is essential that we work together and share threat intelligence to tackle critical cyber risks. The agreement between the NCI Agency and Symantec is another important step in our efforts to build trusted partnerships and defend global networks and critical infrastructure."
"As a multilateral defence organization, NATO and its member nations are faced with a diverse set of cybersecurity threats," said Kevin Hogan, Vice President of Security Technology and Response for Symantec, "Using our unique analytic capabilities, Symantec looks forward to partnering with NATO to help extend our insight into threats and strengthen our collective cyber defences."
The NCI Agency is responsible for operating and defending NATO's networks.
"NATO is facing new and increasingly dangerous threats to cybersecurity across the world and these threats could affect national economies and citizens. To avoid it, NCI Agency strongly believes in rapid and early information sharing on threats and vulnerabilities with leading companies worldwide, such as Symantec. Trust is the key to success," said Koen Gijsbers NCI Agency General Manager.
At the Wales Summit last year, Heads of State and Government endorsed the NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP) to pave the way for collaboration with the private sector in addressing cyber threats and risks. The agreement with Symantec is the latest in a series of important agreements with Industry in the framework of the NICP.
For more information contact: Michal Olejarnik, NCI Agency Communication Manager, [email protected] or +32 475 90 70 40.