Germany is going to share its cyber warfare capabilities with the NATO alliance to protect members of the alliance against hacking and electronic warfare.
During the 2016 Warsaw Summit, NATO officially
Each Ally is committed to improving its resilience to cyber attacks and the ability to promptly respond to cyber attacks, including in hybrid contexts. The Alliance aims to expand the scope of the NATO Cyber Range to allow allies in improving cyber capabilities and information sharing on threat and best practices.
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“NATO has designated cyberspace as a conflict domain alongside land, sea
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Germany is not alone, the US, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands and Estonia have all announced the availability of their offensive cyber capabilities to the alliance.
NATO members hope that the announcement of the sharing for offensive capabilities would work as a deterrent for threat actors.
Members of the alliance that already share conventional military means,
Potential targets of these operations can include any connected system, ranging from computers and mobile devices, to ICS systems in critical infrastructure.
“In a sign of the growing importance NATO countries attach to the cyber battlefield, this year Britain said it would spend 65 million pounds (74 million euros/$83 million) on offensive capabilities.” concludes AFP.
(SecurityAffairs – NATO alliance, Germany)