The United States will offer its offensive cyber capabilities to NATO to strengthen its defenses against threat actors like Russian ones.
The United States is expected to announce to provide cyber warfare capabilities to NATO to strengthen its defenses against threat actors like Russian ones.
The announcement is expected today at a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels, the decision follows the public commitment of Britain and Denmark in providing cyber resources to NATO.
According to NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, cyber attacks against members of the alliance are increasing in frequency and complexity, for this reason, it is essential to approach them with joint effort and mutual collaboration.
Attackers are able to interfere with the political processes of the countries, it has already happened during the 2016 Presidential election, and threaten critical infrastructure worldwide.
[cyber attacks on NATO countries were becoming] “more frequent… more sophisticated… more coercive” [and any contribution of cyber capabilities was welcome.] saidStoltenberg.
“We see cyber being used to meddle in domestic political processes, attacks against critical infrastructure, and cyber will be an integral part of any future military conflict,” Stoltenberg said.
The critical infrastructure of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are under incessant attacks that they attribute to Russia.
Russia-linked APR groups are blamed of interference in some European elections and 2018 US midterm election
The US intelligence accused the Kremlin of conducting a disinformation campaign in Macedonia through social media aimed at sabotage referendum on changing the country’s name that could open the door of the NATO alliance to the country.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.