Over 1,000 Industry representatives and NATO officials are set to meet in Mons, Belgium, on 7 and 8 September 2016, to discuss the Alliance’s future cyber requirements.
The NATO Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Symposium (NIAS), NATO’s premier cyber conference, will be an opportunity for the Alliance to hear from Industry representatives about emerging trends in cyber security.
The two-day event will help NATO plan the vision for its future cyber defences, with invitations for bids expected to be released in 2017, and the first round of investments completed in 2018.
“The Alliance took important steps at the NATO Summit in Warsaw to bolster our collective and national cyber defences,” said NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Ambassador Sorin Ducaru. “NATO recognised cyberspace as a domain, which will enable us to better assure the protection of our missions and operations. Allies also pledged to strengthen and enhance the cyber defences of national networks and infrastructures as a matter of priority.
Both initiatives form part of the continuous adaptation of NATO’s cyber defences. Engaging industry is critical to this adaptation, allowing NATO to benefit from innovation in cyber defence. This will be vital for the next generation of our cyber defences.”