Cyber Defence in NATO Countries: Comparing Models

Alessandro Marrone, Ester Sabatino
Content Type
Working Paper
Istituto Affari Internazionali
In 2016 NATO recognised cyber as a domain comparable to the air, land and sea ones, in consideration of the growing number of cyberattacks and of their negative impact on the cyberspace, as well as on the “real world”. Both NATO and its member states have launched initiatives to better tackle the cyber challenge both operationally and in terms of capability development. Nevertheless, among major NATO’s members a common approach to cyber defence is still missing, thus generating a division among countries that pursue a more active defence – US, UK and France – and those that prefer a more defensive approach – Germany and Spain.
Defense Policy, NATO, National Security, Cybersecurity
Political Geography
United Kingdom, Europe, France, Germany, Spain, United States of America