SMG Chief meets NATO Centre of Excellence director for cyber defence

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Chief of General Staff General Nicolae Ciuca met on Friday with Sven Sakkov, director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) that operates in Tallinn, Estonia, the two officials discussing the NATO’s approach of an effective response to cyber threats both to the Alliance, as well as to its Member States.

According to a press release of the Defence Ministry, the two officials addressed topics related to cyber defence policies, to the protection of communications and information systems.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence was established in 2008 through a memorandum inked by representatives from Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Spain.

The Center cooperates with 20 NATO Member States or partners, each having the sponsor-state quality. Romania takes steps to become a state-sponsor for the Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, reads the MApN press release.