U.S. and Macedonia Participate in Cyber Defense Cooperation

By USEUCOM Public Affairs | Oct. 12, 2018

STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. service members, working alongside cyber defenders from the Republic of Macedonia, have been cooperating over the last few weeks to share best practices in cyber security and to build cyber defense capabilities.

U.S. Cyber Command, in cooperation with U.S. European Command, has worked closely with partners from Macedonia in conducting Cyber Defense Security Cooperation to increase interoperability and deter malign influence on the democratic processes of the U.S., our allies and our partners.

“This is part of an ongoing effort to support NATO allies and European partners by building their cyber defense capabilities while learning from one another,” said a U.S. Cyber Command spokesperson. “These efforts serve to deter foreign malign influence on the democratic processes of our allies, partners, and the U.S.”

USEUCOM works daily to plan for and conduct security cooperation activities with our European partners, and this defensive cyber security cooperation effort in Macedonia represents the latest step in a sustained effort to support European partners and NATO allies across all domains.

This defensive cooperative effort is in line with the recently announced U.S. DoD Cyber Strategy to work with allies and partners to increase information sharing, grow shared capabilities and expand operations within the newest domain of operations.