NATO’s newest ally, Northern Macedonia, signed a key document that will improve co-operation and cyber defense assistance between NATO and the country’s cyber defenders. The new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cyber defense co-operation facilitates the exchange of information on cyber threats and best practices, helps prevent cyber incidents and will enable Northern Macedonia to increase its resilience to cyber threats.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed this week by the Minister of Defense of Northern Macedonia, Mrs. Radmila Sekerinska and Assistant Secretary General of NATO David van Weel in his capacity as Chairman of the Cyber Defense Management Board (CDMB).
“Cyber defense is a priority for NATO and its allies. “Increasing resistance to the evolution of cyber threats is essential, and this Good Cyber Security Memorandum signed with Northern Macedonia is an important step,” said Assistant Secretary-General van Weel.
We take cyber security very seriously. “The memorandum of cooperation with NATO on cyber defense enables a coordinated response of the Allies in the event of a cyber attack and represents a serious contribution to strengthening our national capacity to deal with cyber attacks, as well as the resistance of the Alliance in general,” said the minister. Shekerinska.
NATO has similar agreements with all of its Allies, which promote increasingly close cooperation in cyber defense, mutual assistance in case of need, and the exchange of information and experience in dealing with ever-evolving cyber threats. /ibna