Microsoft today announced that they are signing its newest Government Security Program (GSP) agreement with the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency. This program will help government agencies to evaluate and protect existing systems, and create, deploy, and maintain more secure infrastructure.
This signing is the latest step in our 12-year cybersecurity relationship with NATO, and is a first for the parties using the GSP’s newly-expanded capabilities. Through this agreement, the NCI Agency will gain access to technical information and documentation about Microsoft products and services, as well as information about internet safety, threat intelligence, online training tools, and guidance to help mitigate the effects of cyberattacks across the region.
“NATO is facing new and increasingly dangerous threats to cybersecurity across the world and these threats could affect national economies and citizens. To avoid it, NCI Agency strongly believes in rapid and early information sharing on threats and vulnerabilities with leader companies worldwide, such as Microsoft. Trust is the key to success,” said Koen Gijsbers, NCI Agency General Manager.