A cyber-security framework for development, defense and innovation at NATO

Efthymiopoulos, Marios Panagioti (2019) A cyber-security framework for development, defense and innovation at NATO. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 8 (12).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13731-019-0105-z


The article is of strategic nature. It projects the importance of cyber-security as policy, while reflecting the need for enhancing constantly NATO’s (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) cyber-dimensional strategy, management, and operations. There is a policy need for constant innovation and entrepreneurship in security, one that reflects also NATO’s practical needs; its security resilience and business continuity. At a time of strategic challenges and policy recommendations, the production of this article is timely. It examines NATOs Heads of States and Governments decision of the Brussels Summit meeting on Cyber Security that was held in July 2018. The article proposes a framework of strategic re-alignment, with a stronger eye toward practical innovation and entrepreneurship; practicality in operational management, while enhancing political cooperation and tactical/strategic preparation for field operations. The aim, design, and setting of this article explicitly and methodologically evaluates NATO’s security and cyber-security options to come for the near future. The article integrates and proposes a new design for a new format of collective defense. The article considers cyber-defense as key tool for current and future operational and network centric operations. The article enables us to comprehend better the Alliance’ global and regional needs the framework of current and future defense, requesting at the same time for a holistic approach to innovation and entrepreneurship, while new geostrategic and geo-economic challenges emerge.

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