Cyber-defence has to become an integral part of military capabilities, said General Sir Richard Barrons, Commander of Nato's Joint Forces Command, during a visit last week to the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence on Friday.

In a public statement, General Sir Barrons said: “It is important to really integrate cyber-defence into our military capabilities. This means our militaries have to develop a ‘cyberinstinct'.

Colonel Artur Suzik, director of the Centre, added that the need is to establish new legal frameworks for mainstream existing cyber-incidents rather for than new threats, taking existing norms and applying them to the cyber-domain.  Colonel Suzik explained that the majority of the Centre's initiatives involve experts from various disciplines to best support NATO allies as an interdisciplinary think tank and training centre.