Kick-Off NATO Collaborative Cyber Security Community

12 februari 2015
14:00u - 17:00u
Wilhelmina van Pruisenweg 104, 2595 AN The Hague
NATO Communications and Information Agency, HSD

This is an invitation only event.

The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) recently became a member of The Hague Security Delta (HSD). The NCI Agency develops, delivers and operates IT and Communication and Information System capabilities for NATO, including those which provide NATO’s Cyber Security.

By partnering with HSD, the NCI Agency aims to define and validate different types of collaborative innovation models with HSD partners, with the objective to meet urgent NATO Cyber Security needs and to anticipate emerging threats to NATO’s Communication and Information Systems.

HSD will start building an ecosystem around specific NATO Cyber Security needs and the NATO Cyber Security Incubator Initiative, called the NATO Collaborative Cyber Security Community of Interest. The objectives of the community are to address urgent NATO Cyber Security needs, Future Mission Network requirements, and to foster new ideas for improving the Cyber Security posture of NATO and its member nations. This will bring great opportunities for HSD partners to get involved in the international domain of Cyber Security.

The aim of this meeting is to introduce the NCI Agency to HSD members; to identify HSD members who wish to collaborate with the NCI Agency in three specific focus areas; and to identify additional HSD activities which are of relevance to the NCI Agency.


Scope of the Kick-off Event
The meeting will identify three Cyber Security Incubator focus areas where NATO Cyber Defence capability may be strengthened; each based on scenarios of possible cyber conflicts in the future. Each focus area will have its own collaboration model and funding arrangements. The programme will be facilitated by the subject matter experts from the NCI Agency Cyber Security Service Line (CSSL) based in The Hague and a Steering Group made up of NCI Agency and HSD representatives to ensure quality and appropriability of activities.

The CSSL provides support to the development and implementation of Cyber Security strategies, policies and capabilities in NATO.


NATO representatives and speakers from the Cyber Security Service Line
• Dr. Gregory Edwards - Director Infrastructure Services
• Ian West - Chief, Cyber Security Service Line • Frederic Jordan -  Head, Cyber Security Capability Development
• Geir Hallingstad - Senior Line Manager, Cyber Security Capability Design
• Michael Street - NCI Agency Innovation Manager
• Konrad Wrona, Manisha Parmar, Reg Sawilla - NCI Agency Cyber Subject Matter Experts


Folllow-up sessions
Follow-up sessions will be organized by the Subject Matter Experts of the CSSL to give Industry and Academia a chance to learn more about NATO and the three incubator focus areas. These follow-up sessions will provide an opportunity for the interested parties to join a collaborative innovation model; to join a competitive innovation model; or to join a supportive innovation model. The objective for each session is to set up a Joint Task Group to accomplish tangible results within a limited timeframe. The follow-up sessions will only be open for official HSD partners.


The three focus areas are
1. Big Data Analysis for Cyber Security
2. Cyber Situational Awareness
3. Mobile Security

Betrokken HSD partners