The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency and Leidos signed an Industry Partnership Agreement (I-PA) on cyber information sharing in the margins of NITEC16 in Tallinn.
In light of rapidly evolving cyber tactics and shared risks in cyberspace, the need to work side-by-side with industry partners on pressing cyber-challenges becomes increasingly important.
The new agreement with Leidos will foster collaboration and timely sharing of information, allowing both parties to enhance situational awareness and better protect their respective networks and systems. In practice it will facilitate rapid and early bilateral exchange of non-classified technical information related to cyber threats and vulnerabilities. This information will be integrated into NCI Agency 24/7 detection and prevention processes enhancing further NATO's cyber security posture.
"We know we need to be more predictive and less reactive to fast-evolving cyber threats," said Koen Gijsbers, the General Manager of the NCI Agency. "Closer partnership with industry is essential in order to better align the speed of our defences with the speed of the threat. This is an imperative that has been reinforced numerous times here at NITEC16, and we are pleased to take another step forward in improving our collective cyber defence through our agreement today with Leidos."