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NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much aid and how many staff the Government contributes to the NATO Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia. (292500)

The United Kingdom is fully supportive of this Estonian-hosted Cyber Defence initiative and their endeavours in this important area. However, given the need to coordinate Cyber Defence with a number of other Government Departments and Allies, our preferred means of support is by participation in specific mutually beneficial workstreams rather than attach personnel permanently to Estonia.

Both the current Head of the MOD Defence Security and Assurance Service and his predecessor, as well as other Senior Officers, have visited the Co-operative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, participated in their conferences, and provided additional assistance to its development.