Polish Chief of Defence LTG Rajmund Andrzejczak visited the NATO CCDCOE

Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak visited the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence today. The topics discussed included cyberspace as a domain of warfare and interdisciplinary approach to the cyber defence that is of particular importance in research and exercises, helping to enhance resilience and reduce risks.

“As cyber threats become more complex and multifaceted, we need to have a broader look at cyber defence. The cyberspace should not be taken in isolation from the other domains, be it in the military or civilian context. Accordingly, the CCDCOE puts heavy emphasis on interdisciplinary approach to cyber by bringing together technology, operations, strategy and law,” said Col Jaak Tarien, Director the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, a think tank and training facility.

“We see a great value in having Poland as a member of the CCDCOE and contributing substantially to the cybersecurity advancement in the Alliance,” Tarien added.

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCDCOE) is a NATO-accredited knowledge hub, think-tank and training facility. The international military organisation focuses on interdisciplinary applied research and development, as well as consultations, trainings and exercises in the field of cyber security.

The heart of the Centre is a diverse group of international experts from 21 nations, including legal scholars, policy and strategy experts as well as technology researchers with military, government and industry backgrounds.

Membership of the Centre is open to all Allies. Currently Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States have signed on as Sponsoring Nations of the Centre. Austria, Finland and Sweden have become Contributing Participants – the status available for non-NATO nations.