The Prime Minister of Romania, Mrs. Viorica Dăncilă, announced today during her visit to Estonia that Romania looks forward to joining NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in 2019. NATO-accredited cyber defence hub in Tallinn welcomes the decision of Romania to become another NATO Ally to join the Centre.
„Romania recognises the value of cooperation in building resilience in the cyber domain. NATO CCDCOE leads unique international cyber defence exercise, trainings and research initiatives. We are glad to be on the path of joining this exceptional Centre,“ said Mrs. Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania.
“We are proud to see that Allies in NATO want to be also strong Allies in our cyber defence hub. Enhancing cyber defence is all about teamwork and we welcome the decision of Romania to contribute to the strength and capability of our unique team,” said Merle Maigre, Director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. The international military organisation based in Estonia is a community of currently 20 nations providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.
NATO CCDCOE is home of the Tallinn Manual 2.0, the most comprehensive guide on how International Law applies to cyber operations. The Centre also organises the world’s largest and most complex international live-fire cyber defence exercise Locked Shields. Another highlight of the Centre is the International Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon, a unique event joining key experts and decision-makers of the global cyber defence community in Tallinn every spring. CCDCOE hosts annually the International Conference on Cyber Conflict, the most recent tenth anniversary event CyCon X: Maximising Effects took place from 30 May to 1 June 2018.
The Centre is staffed and financed by currently 21 member nations, to date Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Photo of the visit (credits to CCDCOE, photographer Arno Mikkor)