NIAS 2017, NATO’s annual cyber symposium, considers today’s fast-evolving cyber landscape from different perspectives. The three-day event reunited in one place NATO and national leaders, as well security specialists from across the Alliance, industry and academia, to discuss ways of ensuring the protection and resilience of defences in the face of unprecedented levels of cyber-attacks.
National governments presented the efforts they have made to strengthen their cyber security after taking the Warsaw Summit Cyber Pledge, and established the next steps forward for NATO. NIAS will look at the best ways of securing our connected forces and protecting our institutions with the help of innovative technology and partnerships.
Ensuring mission continuity in a contested cyberspace which is constantly under threat was one of the topics explored at the event. This will also be an opportunity for Nations and NATO to share best practices on setting up and deploying rapid reaction teams to defend networks against cyber-attacks.
Finally, frontline IT staff, and product developers discussed the benefits of artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning in developing the next generation of cyber security tools.