NATO mobilizes its cyber tactics

 NATO mobilizes its cyber tactics

NATO members agreed to increase the use of cyber weaponry and tactics during military operations due to the changed security environment of recent years, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said at a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels.

"We are now integrating cyber effects into NATO missions and operations to respond to a changed and new security environment where cyber is part of the threat picture we have to respond to," Stoltenberg said.

NATO also agreed on the creation of a new Cyber Operations Centre as part of the outline design for the adapted NATO Command Structure. "This will strengthen our cyber defences, and help integrate cyber into NATO planning and operations at all levels", he said

Stolteberg stressed that NATO always act in accordance with international law.