Seven NATO member countries have signed a deal to create a research centre aimed at protecting the alliance against cybercrime. The agreement involves three Baltic nations, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, along with Germany, Italy, Spain and Slovakia.
The United States will have observer status says US General James Mattis: “The massive waves of cyber attacks which have hit Estonia’s websites are a security issue which concerns NATO. Therefore cyberspace must be protected, just as we protect land, air and sea.”
The centre will be based in Estonia’s capital, Tallin, where a wave of co-ordinated attacks caused mayhem a year ago.