NATO and Japan Join Hands to Ensure Cyberspace Security

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint press conference in Tokyo, 31 October 2017. Photo: NATO (file photo)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint press conference in Tokyo, 31 October 2017. Photo: NATO (file photo)

NATO and Japan held cyber defence staff talks this week to assess current cyber threats and policy developments.

“Cyber threats are becoming more complex, destructive, and coercive. Their enduring and evolving nature demands that we continue to adapt and respond appropriately. To adapt to this quickly changing environment, NATO must leverage our unique network of Allies, partner countries and organizations,” said Christian Liflander, Head of the Cyber Defence Section at NATO Headquarters.

Officials compared notes on current efforts by NATO and Japan to become more resilient to cyber attacks. Another focus was on working together to support a norms-based, predictable, and secure cyberspace.

“As indicated in Japan’s new National Defense Program Guidelines, we give priority to strengthening our cyber defence capability. With the risks surrounding the cyber domain becoming more challenging these days, it is necessary to effectively cooperate with other like-minded countries to take prompt and appropriate actions against cyber attacks, and I believe that strengthening Japan-NATO cooperation in the cyber domain will contribute to such efforts.” said Kyosuke Matsumoto, Director of Strategic Planning Division at Ministry of Defence, Japan.

NATO works with a number of partner countries to enhance international security. This is based on shared values and common approaches to cyber defence.

Following the staff talks in Tokyo, NATO representatives also engaged with academia and industry. Mr Liflander opened “CYDEF 2019”, a conference funded by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, focusing on effective cooperation between cyber defence stakeholders as well as the use of emerging technologies for cyber defence.

Courtesy: NATO

Support Independent Fearless Journalism

In today's media world controlled by corporates and politicians, it is extremely difficult for independent editorial voices to survive. RMN News Service has been maintaining editorial freedom and offering objective content for the past over 7 years despite enormous pressures.

In order to serve you fearlessly in this cut-throat world, RMN News Service urges you to support us financially with your donations. You can choose the amount that you want to donate from the options given below. 

You also can select any of the Payment Methods:

Offline Donation: To know our bank details for online bank transfer and payment by cheque in Indian rupees.

PayPal: To make payment by Credit / Debit Card or PayPal account.

$
Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00

RMN News

Rakesh Raman