U.S. Embassy, Tallinn April 24, 2012
This morning, at a flag raising at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence (NATO CCD COE), the Netherlands became the 11th country to join NATO efforts at strengthening cyber defense through cooperation. The Netherlands is a third country to join the Centre in the last 6 months, following Poland and the United States, which joined in November of last year.
Center Director Colonel Ilmar Tamm said he sees the Netherlands’ decision to join as recognition of the work done in the Centre and that he believes “Dutch participation will further enhance the Centre’s efforts and will be of mutual benefit to both NATO and the Netherlands in working toward the common goal of enhancing cyber defense cooperation.”
As a Sponsoring Nation, the Netherlands joins Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and USA in sending experts to work in the Centre and contributing to the shared budget. We welcome the addition of the Netherlands to the Center as it continues the strengthening of our joint efforts at cyber defense.
Dutch Join NATO Cyber Center!