“The Cyber Rapid Response Teams can be deployed with the EU or in support of EU partners. We can see that the need to support partners has been growing and at the moment we are prepared to back up Moldova,” says Vice Minister of National Defence Margiris Abukevičius. The plans on support to Moldova in ensuring security of its national cyberspace were endorsed at the Ministry of National Defence this week at a meeting of the EU CRRT contributors.
According to Vice Minister, the EU Permanent Structure Cooperation (PESCO) CRRT and Mutual Assistance in Cyber project has met its targets since 2018 and now is ready to become a standing capability.
The EU CRRT contributor conference in Vilnius also addressed preparation for the 5th rotation to be led by Croatia in 2023. The CRRTs are formed by experts delegated by all participants of the project: Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Poland, Netherlands, Romania.
This year the capability is led by Romania, while Belgium has opened up legal procedures to become a full-fledged member too. Slovenia is also expected to join this November and there are is coordination ongoing with two more EU member states, the Czech Republic and Denmark.
MoD / Sgt 1st Class . A. Čemerka