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16 May 2017

Slovakia´s Deputy PM Peter Pellegrini Briefed on Recent Developments in Cyber Defence

Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence welcomed today Mr. Peter Pellegrini, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investments and Informatization. He was briefed on the recent developments in cyber defence and the flagship initiatives of the NATO CCD COE, such as the most comprehensive legal handbook Tallinn Manual 2.0, new elements of the recent Locked Shields exercise and upcoming CyCon conference, one of the annual highlights for the global cyber security community.

“Having a representative at the NATO CCD COE in Tallinn, the Slovak Republic is actively participating in establishing of this institution, creating a valuable platform allowing for further development. We will use the cooperation with the Centre while preparing the new law on cybersecurity of the Slovak Republic,” said Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini.

“As one of the founding members of the Centre, Slovakia has recognised and contributed to international cooperation in cyber defence since the very beginning. Slovakia has provided a valuable addition to the talent pool and flagship initiatives of the NATO CCD COE,” said Sven Sakkov, director of the knowledge hub, exercise and training facility in Tallinn.