Vice Admiral Hudson: Deeper Debate on Cyber Needed

Need for further cooperation in training and exercises was discussed as Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command, visited the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Tallinn, Estonia. The Vice Admiral took a keen interest in the Locked Shields technical exercise annually organised by the Centre.

“We need to trigger a deeper debate on cyber security in the future. This complex area is so applicable to our day-to-day lives and we need to think about how to draw different sectors together,” noted Vice Admiral Hudson. He emphasized that cyber defence grows more complex by the day, given its asymmetric nature and the significance of non-state and private actors.

“Supporting NATO in further integration of cyber elements into training and exercises will remain one of the focus areas of the Centre,” noted Colonel Artur Suzik, Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. “Our experience and expertise in the field of exercises and trainings is increasingly sought after across the Alliance.”