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LTG Hertling addresses the Combined Training Conference attendees

NATO School offers courses to protect from cyber assaults.

Defending the Internet

April 2014, Number 05.02

“Since its founding in 1953, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) in Germany has graduated more than 210,000 officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians from 88 nations. Recognized as the global leader in multinational education, NSO conducts operational-level training in support of NATO’s strategy to enhance operational capability.

In this capacity, NSO promotes the framework for NATO organization, plans, policies, operations, procedures and instruction in the employment of, and defense against, selected weapons systems. In partnership with U.S. European Command and NATO, the NSO underpins all allied operations, strategy, plans and doctrine throughout the European theater and other partner nations.

Through NSO, NATO assures the Alliance’s collective capability to neutralize security challenges, including cyber attacks, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, energy vulnerabilities and other threats to the security of NATO’s nearly 900 million citizens. As such, NSO’s charter is to focus strategically on countering these ever evolving challenges — not the least of which is the cyber warfare arena...”

Excerpt from Rob Meanley, “Defending the Internet,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 5, No. 2, 2014: 34-35.

Maj. Rob Meanley is the director of academic operations at the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany.

This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.