NATO wants to establish road map for cyber defense
- By William Welsh
- Jan 28, 2013
The NATO organization responsible for spearheading the adoption of leading-edge practices has issued a request for information in which it seeks to enlist the academic community in an effort to improve its knowledge about all aspects of cyber defense, according to solicitation documents.
The intent of the project being organized by NATO’s Allied Commander Transformation is to build a road map and knowledge base that it will use to address cyber defense over the next decade, according to a Jan. 24 special notice on the FedBizOpps website. Military and non-military academics are encouraged to participate in the effort, the notice states.
NATO Act will host two think-tank events in 2013 in which representatives from NATO nations, industry and academia will gather to share information on technical and operational topics. The first event will be held in April in Stavanger, Norway, and the second event in Norfolk, Va., in October 2013.
The NATO ACT RFI lists a number of cyber defense topics of particular interest, including cyberattack attribution, defeat of advanced persistent threats and cyber arms control concepts. Other areas of interest are mobile computing effects, security implications of network routing, the concept of a cyber defense federation, continuous cyber infrastructure integrity verification and an affordable approach to a secure IT infrastructure supply chain.
Responses are due Feb. 28.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.