On 17-18 June, the Dutch Ministry of Defence hosted the eighth Multinational Cyber Defence Capability Development (MN CD2) Board Meeting in Soesterberg, The Netherlands. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Netherlands (Chairman), Canada, Norway and Romania, as well as a representative from Finland who will join MN CD2 later this year. During the meeting, the Netherlands, Canada and Romania, agreed and signed for two new work packages: Cyber Information and Incident Coordination Support (CIICS) and Cyber Security Assessment Team (CSAT) Concept.
The CIICS Support Work Package will enable the NCI Agency to operate and maintain the NATO CIICS Federation on behalf of participating Nations. The CSAT Work Package will fully explore the feasibility and costs associated with developing a CSAT as a multinational project through a CSAT Continual Operational Readiness Environment (CSAT CORE) – a central, multinational “skeleton” cyber security assessment capability.The Board also endorsed the way forward for the Cyber Defence Situational Awareness (CDSA) Work Package, most importantly the CDSA Solutions Conference that will be held in Bucharest 22-24 September 2015.The next MN CD2 Board will be hosted at the NCI Agency from 25-26 November 2015.
The MN CD2 project is open to all NATO Nations. The MN CD2 Board considers acceptance of Partner Nations joining the project on a case-by-case basis. Finland is currently in this process.NATO Nations interested in joining the MN CD2 Smart Defence project are invited to contact: Ms Agata SzydelkoPrincipal Partnership Development ManagerDemand Management DirectorateTel +32 2 707 8241Email firstname.lastname@example.org