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NATO Cyber Defense Pledge Conference 2022

NATO Cyber Defense Pledge Conference 2022
NATO Cyber Defense Pledge Conference 2022

On November 9 and 10, 2022, NATO’s 2022 Cyber Defense Pledge Conference took place in Rome, at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.  The event was co-hosted by Italy and the United States with the support the NATO International Staff.

At the Madrid Summit in June, Allies reaffirmed that resilience is a national responsibility and a collective commitment.  Allies pledged to accelerate development in all domains, including by boosting resilience to cyber and hybrid threats.  The Summit also acknowledged energy security as a top priority.  Finally, Allies decided, on a voluntary basis and using national assets, to build and exercise a virtual rapid response cyber capability to respond to significant malicious cyber activities.

Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine has emphasized once again the overwhelming impact of the cyber dimension on our security and the imperative of cyber preparedness. The Conference in Rome will focus on “Resilience, Preparedness and Responsiveness to Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure.”  Allies will discuss these and other crucial topics, with a view to increase our cyber resilience both at the national level and as an Alliance.

The conference is available on the Farnesina YouTube channel.