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Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Iceland hosts NATO’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Conference in Reykjavik

Mr. Jónas G. Allansson, Director General for the Directorate for Defence, addressing the conference. - mynd

Over 200 cyber security experts from NATO member states took part in NATO’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Conference in Reykjavík on 9-11 April. During the conference experts discussed the principal cyber security threats and challenges facing member states. The conference was co-hosted by NATO Joint Intelligence and Security Division and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs with the support of Iceland’s national Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT-IS. 

"The importance of cybersecurity has grown significantly both here at home and within the Alliance. It's crucial for Iceland to actively engage in discussions and collaboration in this field. Hosting this conference provides us with the opportunity to enhance our contributions to the Alliance while also bolstering our own defences and capabilities,” says Foreign Minister Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir. 

Conference participants included representatives from member states’ armed forces, intelligence agencies, cyber security agencies and private industry. The primary focus of the conference was on hostile actions by states and groups that pose a threat to the security of NATO Allies. Cybersecurity issues have become increasingly important in the Alliance's preparedness efforts and cyber defence strategy. In recent years, Iceland has taken an increasingly active part in the alliance's cooperation in this field, including participation in cyber defence exercises, information sharing and preparedness planning. 

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