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Abstract: This monograph analyzes the adequacy and effectiveness of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) cyberpolicies against cyberthreats, given the recent cybercases and cyberincidents that may be related to NATO’s cyberdefense in cyberspace.

The monograph uses a cyberconstructivist approach to answer research direction in cyberdefense by examining the categories of cyberthreats facing NATO and the policies implemented in the fight against cyberoperations and cyberattacks.

In order to strengthen the solidarity in the fight against cyberoperations and attacks, NATO member countries should be cooperating with the alliance in eight specific areas in a more effective way; relations with the business enterprises; information sharing, education, training and exercises among its members; capabilities of NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA); protecting critical cyberinfrastructures; cyberlaw and legislation; and finally, research policy recommendations to respond to cyberthreats in terms of collective cyberdefense.

Keywords: NATO, cyberdefense, cyberwarefare, cybersecurity, cyberforensics, cyberespionage, cyberthreats, cyberattacks, advanced persistent threats (APT)

Source: Cyberconstructivist Approach to NATO’s Cyberdefense Policy