The NATO Industry Cyber Partnership, endorsed by Alliance leaders at 2014 Wales Summit, fosters timely information sharing on cyber threats, allowing participants to enhance their situational awareness.
The bilateral information sharing includes information on cyber threats and information security best practices, as well as cyber threat indicators and mitigation measures. Partners are also encouraged to share reports of intrusion events, participate in damage assessments with the NCI Agency and report any cyber security incident that may be of interest to NATO.
The Programme aims to increase awareness of cyber threats to NATO and its partners, enhancing and supplementing everyone's capabilities to safeguard information.
It is also a relevant initiative for small and medium enterprises, which can often provide innovative solutions in cyberspace.
In order to join the Programme, the entity must be from a NATO member Nation. Potential partners will also need to show that they are in a position to contribute a balanced share of information. Requests for participation are reviewed by the NCI Agency on a case-by-case basis.