NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, spoke of the vital importance of cyber defence when she addressed industry experts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS) Cyber Conference today (19 October 2017) in Mons, Belgium.
“Cyber-attacks are serious. They have the potential to undermine NATO’s missions around the world and to hamper our ability to deliver collective defence. That is why cyber defence is a top priority for NATO and for NATO Allies,” said the Deputy Secretary General. “We have to be just as effective in the cyber domain as we are in the physical world,” added Ms Gottemoeller.
The Deputy secretary General also addressed a workshop on Women in Cyber Defence. “Cybersecurity is a team sport, but we’re leaving half our players on the bench,” said the Deputy Secretary General.