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Oct 17 2019
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has signed three bilateral agreements to share cyber information with everis, Havelsan and STM.
The three NATO Industry Cyber Partnership agreements were signed at the 2019 NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS) in Mons, Belgium. To date, 23 companies have joined the partnership.
NCI Agency General Manager Kevin J Scheid said: "These critical agreements contribute to maintaining NATO's strong security posture, enabling us to get and share the information we need to protect NATO networks. Cyber threats evolve at a rapid pace, and we must be prepared to communicate quickly and effectively with each other. It's great to see our network expanding and reaching different parts of the Alliance."
The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership facilitates rapid and early bilateral exchange of non-classified technical information related to cyber threats. The shared information will be integrated into the NCI Agency's 24/7 detection and prevention processes to further enhance NATO's cyber security posture.
Partners are also encouraged to share reports of intrusion events and participate in damage assessments with the NCI Agency.
everis ADS Head of Cybersecurity Miguel Ángel Thomas said: "We strongly believe that this joint effort will benefit society as a whole, helping us fight the threats of today and address new challenges more efficiently. We are adamant advocates of this type of partnership, and are committed to supporting NATO with our expertise to enhance cyber defence globally."
Havelsan General Manager Ahmet Hamdi Atalay said: "Enhanced innovation requires collaboration. Our modus operandi will be to collaborate with the NCI Agency and other community members to mutually enhance our cyber security capabilities and defend the Alliance in cyberspace. This game-changing cooperation will clearly be a very exciting challenge. Bearing in mind the need for further collaboration between the NCI Agency and Havelsan, the Industry Partnership Agreement ultimately contributes towards the development of a technology roadmap for possible future co-activities, in support of NATO's operational military requirements."
STM General Manager Murat İkinci said: "As adversaries increase their capabilities in cyberspace and attack surface expands on a daily basis, collaboration among allies becomes crucial and inevitable to defend our systems and values. We believe that this agreement will not only provide our company with an excellent opportunity to contribute to Alliance's cybersecurity posture but also assist STM in improving its capacity to develop more effective and efficient cybersecurity solutions."