About Cyber Defence Centre
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is a NATO-accredited research and training facility dealing with education, consultation, lessons learned, research and development in the field of cyber security.
Membership at the Centre is open to all NATO nations but cooperation projects are also conducted jointly with NATO's Partner countries, academia and the private sector. The Centre’s current Sponsoring Nations are the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. In addition Austria and Finland have joined the Centre as a Contributing Participants. The Centre is funded and staffed by the aforementioned nations.
The organisation is funded, directed and tasked by the multinational Steering Committee consisting of the representatives of the Sponsoring Nations. NATO does however task the Centre via Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and all products of the Centre are available to NATO nations unless restricted by the organisation requesting that product.
Becoming a Sponsoring or Contributing Nation gives a nation the possibility to contribute and shape the understanding of cyber security in NATO and among NATO nations. Representatives of the Sponsoring Nations also receive premium access to the Centre’s products, trainings and events.