Capt Uko Valtenberg, Chief of Cyber Range, stands at the podium to deliver a briefing when The North Atlantic Council visits the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia.

NATO and EU offer approaches to secure the Internet.

Getting Serious About Cyber Security

April 2013, Number 04.02

“One way to gauge the relative importance that different world organizations place on cyber security is to compare the paths taken by NATO and the European Union. NATO sponsors a Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Estonia in recognition of a well-publicized attack on that country’s financial system in 2007. The European Union established the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), published an official European Cyber Security Strategy and proposes data privacy legislation. Collectively, NATO and the EU are working to prevent and disrupt cyber attacks by dismantling large cybercrime networks, creating a standard for cybercrime reporting and protecting customers’ personal information. With the CCDCOE providing training and capacity building, and the EU providing civilian applications, they are making the Internet a safer place for Europeans...”

Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Getting Serious About Cyber Security,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 4, No. 2, 2013: 62-63.

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