Cyber Threats and NATO 2030: Horizon Scanning and Analysis

Amy Ertan (Editor), Kathryn Floyd (Illustrator), Piret Pernik (Editor), Tim Stevens (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


All members of NATO benefit greatly from digital connectivity and the many
opportunities it provides for social, economic and political development. At
the same time, it is widely recognised that heightened dependency on digital
networks and systems is a systemic vulnerability that can be exploited by a
wide range of criminal and strategic actors. The community of like-minded democracies gathered under the NATO umbrella is therefore being challenged as never before by diverse and dynamic cyber threats. This volume looks ahead to how NATO can best address these issues over the next decade, contributing to the conversation begun by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in June 2020. In launching the NATO 2030 initiative, the Secretary General canvassed input from a wide range of stakeholders about how to strengthen NATO militarily and politically in a turbulent and competitive world (Stoltenberg, 2020; NATO Science and Technology Organization, 2020). This volume engages directly with that discussion and aims to stimulate broader debate on the future operational environment from the perspective of cyber threat horizon-scanning and analysis, with particular attention to the impact of new and emerging technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTallinn, Estonia
PublisherNATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCoE)
Number of pages267
ISBN (Electronic) 978-9916-9565-1-9
ISBN (Print): 978-9916-9565-0-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • NATO
  • cyber security
  • cyber strategy
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Cybersecurity

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