Q3/2019 - NATO
In an article published in the journal “Prospect” on 27 August 2019, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg gave a detailed summary about the cyber strategy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations. Stoltenberg made clear that the growing number of cyber attacks was challenging NATO and that the Alliance was going to further enhance its deterrence and defence capabilities by a range of measures including the arrangement of so-called “cyber manoeuvres”. In this context, Stoltenberg referred to the consensus among the NATO member states that under certain circumstances a cyber attack on a single NATO member can be considered an Article 5 case. Article 5 of the NATO Treaty of Washington (1948) states that a military attack on one member state is regarded as an attack against all and will thus invoke collective NATO defence.