Baltic Cyber Cooperation
“It was a historic moment for regional cyber security cooperation when representatives of three Baltic countries — the minister of economic affairs and communications of Estonia, the minister of defense of Latvia and the minister of national defense of Lithuania signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on November 4, 2015. Three neighbors with a rich history of cooperation in traditional areas of defense recognized that they were also cyberspace neighbors and agreed to formalize the cooperation that had started informally several years prior. This article will discuss the process that led to the development of this new form of cyberspace cooperation, why the MoU is important and discuss some of its content. It will serve as a guide for other countries that wish to enter into similar agreements with their cyber neighbors...”
Excerpt from Vytautas Butrimas, “Baltic Cyber Cooperation,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 7, No. 2, 2016: 18-23.
Vytautas Butrimas is a senior advisor at the Cybersecurity and IT Department of the Ministry of National Defense, Republic of Lithuania.
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