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23 July 2014

Japanese Delegation: Cyber Defence Calls for Cooperation

International cooperation is essential for effective cyber defence, highlighted a prominent delegation from the Japanese House of Councillors during their visit to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

“Cyber defence is an integral part of everyday life. It is important to the way our societies function, as well as to the military and government structures,” said Colonel Artur Suzik, Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

H. E. Masaaki Yamazaki, the President of the House of Councillors of Japan noted the importance of cyber defence:  “Latest statistics show that there were 5 million cyber attacks against Japanese governmental institutions in 2013 alone.”

Yamazaki highlighted that while every nation needs to take care of their own systems, response to cyber attacks is a task we can undertake in cooperation. “Information sharing and multinational cooperation is the only way of ensuring effective cyber defence. Therefore we are pleased to welcome the Japanese delegation and look for future possibilities,” added 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.