On 14 July, the Government of Portugal and NATO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning cooperation on Cyber Defence which will foster information exchange, including on cyber threats and sharing of best practices.
The signature ceremony was held at NATO Headquarters where NATO, represented by Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Sorin Ducaru in his capacity as the Chairman of the Cyber Defence Management Board (CDMB) countersigned the MOU in presence of representatives of the Portuguese authorities.
At the Warsaw summit, Prime Minister António Costa highlighted that “Portugal remains fully committed to enhance its national cyber defence capability, as well as to contribute to the Alliance efforts in this domain.” According to Ambassador Luís de Almeida Sampaio present at the signature ceremony, this MoU will bring the cooperation between Portugal and NATO to an even higher level.
This second generation MOU aims to further improve cyber defence cooperation and assistance between NATO and national cyber defence authorities. The Memorandum contributes to the enhancement and interoperability of NATO and national cyber defence capabilities and facilitates information sharing and assistance to improve cyber incident prevention, resilience and response capabilities.