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[ISN] Report: NATO needs more cyber capabilities
By Josh Smith
Government officials have warned that cyberattacks are rapidly becoming
one of the greatest threats to the United States and its allies, but a
new report says the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is still playing
"NATO's central missions of collective defense and cooperative security
must be as effective in cyberspace as they are in the other domains of
air, land, sea, and space," concluded a report released by the Atlantic
Council on Monday.
While NATO enacted a new cyberdefense policy in June, the alliance now
needs to focus on a core set of priorities to make cybersecurity efforts
more effective, the report said.
A special worry for the miltary comes from networks controlled by
private companies. The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post reported
on Monday that the National Security Agency has pushed for greater
cybersecurity authority but has been rebuffed by the White House over
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