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Nato will defend itself

The alliance will guard its cyber domain—and invoke collective defence if required (This article appears in Prospect’s new cyber resilience supplement)

By Jens Stoltenberg  

Photo: BENOIT DOPPAGNE/Belga/PA Images

It takes just one click to send a cyber virus spreading across the globe, but it takes a global effort to stop it from wreaking havoc—and Nato is playing its part.

In just minutes, a single cyberattack can inflict billions of dollars’ worth of damage to our economies, bring global companies to a standstill, paralyse our critical infrastructure, undermine our democracies and cripple our military capabilities. We have seen much of this happen already. And the reality is that cyberattacks are a threat we…

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