Feeds

NATO ministers get to grips with cyber defence

'Hmm, I wonder what's for lunch...?'

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

NATO defence ministers last week spent at least minutes on the question of cyber defence ahead of the Bucharest summit meetings planned for next year.

The "informal Defence Ministers meeting" took place in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on Wednesday and Thursday last week. The planned agenda had issues of cyber warfare to be discussed on Thursday morning, along with missile defence, force transformation, and various other matters. In civilised style, the conflab was scheduled to wrap up in time for lunch and a nice long weekend.

The Chinese Xinhua news agency quoted Alliance spokesman James Appathurai on Thursday as saying that:

"There is a growing consensus within NATO that the alliance could add value [to cyber defence of its member states] and should define exactly where it can add value."

NATO itself reported that the informal meetings had taken place, and that "Missile defence, cyber defence, elements of energy security were identified as issues where important work will be undertaken in preparation for the NATO summit in Bucharest in April next year".

Computing.co.uk, curiously, asserts today that "Nato defence ministers met in the Netherlands on Friday last week to discuss issues of cyber defence". ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report
Hikvision devices wide open to hacking, claim securobods
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
State Dept shuts off unclassified email after hack. Classified mail? That's CLASSIFIED
Classified systems 'not affected' - but, is this reconnaissance?
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.