Indra signs agreement to join Nato’s cyber defence coalition

24 October 2018 (Last Updated October 24th, 2018 12:48)

Indra has signed an industrial collaboration agreement with the Nato Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) to join its cyber defence coalition.

Indra signs agreement to join Nato’s cyber defence coalition
The Cyber Operations Centre at Fort Gordon. Credit: US Army / Michael L Lewis.

Indra has signed an industrial collaboration agreement with the Nato Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) to join its cyber defence coalition.

Under the deal, the company will join the NCIA network of companies that exchange intelligence on cybersecurity in order to increase mutual situational awareness, and detect, prevent and respond to any cyber attack.

NCIA general director Kevin J Scheid said: “We are strengthening international cybersecurity alliances and optimising Nato’s collective defence missions.

“Only by working together will we be able to cope with the host of digital threats that we face.”

“The collaboration agreement highlights the leadership position and knowledge that the company maintains to ensure security and defence of the countries and their economies.”

With the signing of the agreement, the company serves as the first Spanish firm to form part of Nato’s cyber defence coalition.

Indra security director Miguel Angel Acitores said this contract is evidence of “the pride that this milestone represents for Indra and the company’s desire to support the agency with all its knowledge and experience as a leading company in cybersecurity in Europe”.

Acitores added: “At Indra, we are convinced that public-private cooperation in this area is essential. We need to optimise our cyber forces in the most efficient and consistent manner possible.”

The collaboration agreement highlights the leadership position and knowledge that the company maintains to ensure security and defence of the countries and their economies.

Indra develops its own cybersecurity solutions and has a network of advanced cyber security centres (i-CSOC) all across the world.