Cyberattack could trigger Article 5 response, NATO deputy secretary warns, upi.com

[…] “We agreed that a cyberattack could trigger Article 5 of our founding treaty, where an attack against one ally is treated as an attack against all,” Geoana told a virtual conference of CYBERSEC, an annual public policy conference sponsored by the Kosciusko Institute of Krakow, Poland.

The collective defense statute in the NATO charter is generally interpreted as recognition of an armed attack on a NATO member, leading to all members’ involvement in its defense.

Geoana noted an increase in malicious cyber-activities since the start of the pandemic, and advised a continuation among NATO nations to better protect infrastructure. Läs artikel