U.S. Defense Secretary Meets with NATO, EU on Cyber Defense

Political and military leaders from NATO and the European Union have gathered in Belgium to track progress on cyber security efforts since the Lisbon Summit was held last fall. Their goal is to begin implementing a plan that grew out of the summit's declaration "to develop and implement a NATO cyber policy and implementation plan with real capabilities," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said in a news article posted on the website of the U.S. Department of Defense.

One goal is to secure the alliance networks and to have all nations contribute to that effort, the article says. Lynn also will look at ways to engender a relationship with the private sector.

The cyber threat "continues to grow and morph," the article says. One unnamed official says, "The challenge, of course, will be in today's environment, with the resource constraints we have, to get each to leverage capabilities to move quickly to counter this threat."

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