Q2/2020 - NATO
In a statement dated 3 June 2020, the NATO Council condemned abuse of cyber space for malicious activities in relation with the coronavirus pandemic. The statement refers to the resolution adopted at the 2018 NATO Summit, which classifies cyber defence as an integral part of the collective defence of all NATO members. The commitment to a “rules-based, predictable, open, free, and secure cyberspace“ and the fact that international law applies offline and online is affirmed. According to the statement, all NATO states have the duty to counter destabilising and malicious cyber activities.
At the North Atlantic Council’s session on 18 June 2020, the Council further updated NATO’s guidelines for national resilience to take greater account of cyber threats. It also agreed on enhanced collaboration of EU and NATO in the field of cyber security, as NATO Secretary-General informed the press.