May 17, 2023

NATO CCDCOE welcomes Ukraine, Japan, Iceland and Ireland as members

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) celebrated its 15th anniversary by welcoming Ukraine, Japan, Iceland, and Ireland as new member nations.

The CCDCOE’s headquarters in Tallinn [Estonia] raised the flags of each nation, signifying their integration into the cyber defense family. The inclusion of these nations is expected to enhance cooperation….


Estonian Minister of Defence Hanno Pevkur congratulated CCDCOE on its evolution from a small team to the largest NATO center of excellence. He extended a warm welcome to the new member nations, emphasising the unique opportunity for Ukraine to contribute to its defense while also learning from cyber threats in an active war….


During a UN General Assembly meeting, Russian foreign ministry spokesman Konstantin Vorontsov said that satellite use “constitutes indirect participation” in the war and that “quasi-civilian infrastructure may become a legitimate target for retaliation.”


Japan, represented by Chargé d’Affaires ad interim SAKAI Yuki, highlighted its commitment to strengthening response capabilities in the cyber domain. Japan aims to contribute to the CCDCOE, strengthen cooperation with NATO and like-minded countries….

Ambassador Mariana Betsa of Ukraine regarded the inclusion of Ukraine in CCDCOE as a landmark event in the country’s relations with NATO….

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