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14 May 2014

The Centre Celebrates its 6th Anniversary

Today six years ago the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence was formally established by Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia. The Tallinn-based Centre has since then grown with Poland, U.S. and the Netherlands as full members and Austria as a Contributing Participant.

“Six years is not a long time nor is it a short one,” said Colonel Artur Suzik, Director of the Centre. “I believe we have matured as an organisation and that we have managed to prove our worth to the nations and NATO. The growing interest in our work is a clear indication of that.”

In the coming weeks the joining procedures of Czech Republic, France and United Kingdom will be concluded. The flags of these nations together with the one of Austria will be hoisted at the Centre on June 3 during an official flag raising ceremony. “Although the growth of an organisation is not an aim in itself, I am glad to see the new flags flying in front of the Centre because it reaffirms that what we are doing is necessary for the Alliance,” noted Colonel Suzik.

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is an International Military Organisation located in Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a research and training centre with an aim to enhance the capability, cooperation and information sharing among NATO, its member nations and partners in cyber defence by virtue of education, research and development, lessons learned and consultation.