US offers its cyber warfare defense capabilities to NATO

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2018

The United States will offer its offensive cyber capabilities to NATO to strengthen its defenses against threat actors like Russian ones.

The United States is expected to announce to provide cyber warfare capabilities to NATO to strengthen its defenses against threat actors like Russian ones.

The announcement is expected today at a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels, the decision follows the public commitment of Britain and Denmark in providing cyber resources to NATO.

According to NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, cyber attacks against members of the alliance are increasing in frequency and complexity, for this reason, it is essential to approach them with joint effort and mutual collaboration.

Attackers are able to interfere with the political processes of the countries, it has already happened during the 2016 Presidential election, and threaten critical infrastructure worldwide.

[cyber attacks on NATO countries were becoming] “more frequent… more sophisticated… more coercive” [and any contribution of cyber capabilities was welcome.] said Stoltenberg.

“We see cyber being used to meddle in domestic political processes, attacks against critical infrastructure, and cyber will be an integral part of any future military conflict,” Stoltenberg said.


The critical infrastructure of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are under incessant attacks that they attribute to Russia.

Russia-linked APR groups are blamed of interference in some European elections and 2018 US midterm election

The US intelligence accused the Kremlin of conducting a disinformation campaign in Macedonia through social media aimed at sabotage referendum on changing the country’s name that could open the door of the NATO alliance to the country.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs – NATO, Russia)

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