EU Preparing Memorandum on Developing EU Cyber Response Force Begun In Vilnius
(Source: Lithuania Ministry of Defence; issued July 12, 2019)
The Lithuanian-coordinated project of developing the European Union Cyber Rapid Response Teams (CRRTs) is well underway. Representatives of European Union member states participating in the projects met at the Ministry of National Defence on July 12 exchanged ideas and discussed the common cyber toolkit to be developed.

The cyber toolkit for the CRRTs will give the participating countries a capability for cyber-incident management. The meeting at the Ministry of National Defence addressed needs of every participant and the common vision. Representatives of the participating countries discussed possible funding mechanisms of the toolkit and its development plan.

The vision of the common cyber toolkit development is drafted and agreed by Estonian, Croatian, Polish, Dutch, Romanian and Finnish participants of the Lithuanian-initiated Cyber Rapid Response Teams and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security project.

The toolkit will ensure the CRRTs have the basic technical equipment which is one of the factors for the lasting success of the project.

Seven European Union member states — Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Finland — are participants of the projects, six more — Belgium, Greece, Spain, France, Slovenia, Germany — are observers of the project.

The Lithuanian-initiated Cyber Rapid Response Teams and Mutual Assistance in Cyber Security project is one of the most advanced projects developed in the framework of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). Coordination of the project is led by experts of the Cyber Security and Information Technology Group of the Ministry of National Defence.

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