The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyber defense. The technical agreement signed at NATO headquarters at Brussels, Belgium will help the two in countering the modern forms of hybrid warfare. Belgium between both organisations which have 22 member countries in common. It was signed between NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) and the Computer Emergency Response Team – European Union (CERT-EU).
The deal establishes a framework for emergency response teams from the NATO and the EU to exchange information and share best practices. The new agreement will facilitate information sharing to improve cyber incident prevention,detection and response at both the EU and NATO. The deal has also allowed member countries to perform the objectives of the EU Cyber Defense Policy Framework.
NATO and the European Union have signed an agreement to improve cooperation in cyberdefense, which NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called a concrete example of the two Brussels-based organizations joining forces to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare.