A top cyber official at the White House has called for a reform of NATO to be able to deal better with cyber crises.
According to Cyberscoop, Anne Neuberger – deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technologies at the White House – was speaking at a NATO meeting in Rome alongside other allies.
Neuberger said, “Just as NATO is prepared to respond to kinetic [battlefield] crises our allies face, we must also be prepared to respond to cyber crises. We must be more nimble as an alliance, in providing direct, technical and necessary support if a country faces a significant disruptive attack.”
During her remarks, Neuberger said NATO’s July intervention on behalf of the Albanian government after Iranian-linked hackers launched a series of cyberattacks on multiple government websites was admirable. Still, she said NATO’s technical response to the cyberattacks was inadequate.
Neuberger previously won praise from allies for a February trip to Brussels and Warsaw during which time she met with officials from NATO, Poland and the Baltics about cyber deterrence in response to Russian aggression against Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine a few weeks after the Feb. 1 visit.
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