At the October 2016 NATO Defence Ministers Meeting the Republic of Bulgaria signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cyber defence cooperation with NATO. The MOU will enable enhanced information exchange, including on cyber threats and best practices.
The signature ceremony was held at NATO Headquarters with the Bulgarian Minister of Defence Nikolay Nenchev and NATO Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Sorin Ducaru in his capacity as the Chairman of the Cyber Defence Management Board (CDMB).
The Bulgarian Minister of Defence expressed his appreciation for the cooperation with NATO on cyber defence. Ambassador Sorin Ducaru underlined the importance of coordination on cyber issues through this MOU, which will facilitate information exchange and also coordination on education, training and exercises.
At the meeting Dr. George Sharkov, National Cybersecurity Coordinator, described Bulgaria’s national cyber security strategy focused on cyber resilience, and the importance of coordination on the national and international level including through this MOU.
As the Alliance looks to the future, cyber threats and attacks will continue to become more common, sophisticated, and potentially damaging. This MOU aims to further improve cyber defence cooperation and assistance between NATO and national cyber incident prevention, resilience and response capabilities.