NATO-Japan Cyber-Security Partnership: Japanese cyber experts will visit the center of cyber-security of NATO, which is located in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. This was stated in an interview with the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who begins his visit to Japan on October 29.
“We are extremely interested in the participation of Japanese specialists in the studies on cyber-security. For us, collaboration and working knowledge with of our Japanese colleagues are extremely vital, said Stoltenberg. According to Stoltenberg, the coordination in the area of cyber-security is now in the final stage, while also stating that the greater participation of the Japanese side in NATO’s cyber-security is being worked upon.
In Tallinn, Estonia, multiple exercises are regularly held to confront cyber-threats every year. In particular, the biggest exercises of the cyber-center of NATO under the name of “Shielded Shields” took place in Tallinn in spring, in which about 800 experts in the field of information technology, international law, as well as military, scientists and journalists took part.
NATO and EU Strengthen Cooperation in Cyber-Security
NATO and the EU have been working to strengthen cooperation on cyber-security to and ward off threats according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “We face multiple cyber threats, over the past year we have seen that the number of attacks on NATO’s networks has increased by 60%, so it is important to work together with the EU, our allies and member countries to counter cyber attacks.
According to Stoltenberg, joint collaboration and exercises between the EU and NATO in the field of cyber defense will continue in the future, and the EU will become an active participant of NATO Cyber Coalition Exercises.