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Rose Gottemoeller: Cyber Attacks Could Hamper NATO Missions, Collective Defense Efforts

Rose Gottemoeller, deputy secretary general of NATO, has said she believes cybersecurity attacks could undermine the international alliance’s missions and hamper collective defense initiatives with its allies.

Gottemoeller offered her insights on the importance of cybersecurity efforts at the NATO Information Assurance Symposium that took place in Mons, Belgium, the organization said Thursday.

“We have to be just as effective in the cyber domain as we are in the physical world,” she told event audience.

She also delivered remarks during a workshop about gender gap in the cybersecurity field.

The alliance estimates that women currently account for 10 percent of the global cyber workforce.

NATO’s Communications and Information Agency hosts a cyber symposium annually as part of efforts to generate discussions of emerging cyber trends and threats.

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