International Cooperation for Cyber Defense at the “Cyber Defense Pledge” Conference

On May 16–17, 2024, the NATO Conference on “Cyber Defense Pledge” was held in The Hague, Netherlands, with representatives of NATO member states and partner countries.

The conference opened with the opening speech of Mr. Ernest Noorman, the Netherlands for Cyber Affairs ambassador. It was followed by the speeches of Mr. Mircea Geoana, Deputy Secretary General of NATO, and Mrs. Kajsa Ollongren, Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands.

Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Mircea Geoana, emphasized the critical need for a new mindset in cyber defense. He underlined the ongoing challenges from cyber and hybrid operations that defy international norms, stressing that “there is no peace in cyberspace.”

For the first time, 11 NATO partner countries participated in the conference, proving that “Cyber security is something that partners demand most from Allies”. Mr. Geoana encouraged all allies to be open to these demands and to become stronger and more stable in cyberspace.

The speech of AKSK Representative, Mr. Saimir Kapllani, Director of Cyber Security Governance, Risk, and Control, focused on the challenges faced by sophisticated cyber attacks and the national response to them, including the reforms undertaken to protect critical infrastructures and important information. Also, Mr. Kapllani shared his experience of Albania in the framework of incident management, as well as underlining his appreciation for the support provided by member countries.

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