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Oct 17 2019

Three NATO Industry Cyber Partnership agreements signed at NIAS'19


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."

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