A greater focus on Cyber
The technology is rapidly changing and a bigger focus on the cyber area is essential. In continuation of that FAD has established a steering committee for FAD Cyber with The Centre for Cyber Security attending.
Cybersecurity in the driver's seat
March 19, 2021, FAD held the first meeting within the FAD Cyber group with the formal steering committee on board. The meeting was virtual and invited FAD's members to enter into a dialogue on how the defence industry must cope with the high technology challenges that occur within the cyberspace area at the moment.
Cyberattacks such as the Hafnia and SolarWinds attack demonstrates how the technology is rapidly changing and thus Denmark's cybersecurity is also being prioritized to a higher degree than before by the politicians. This is also seen in some of NIAG's studies (part of NATO), where the evolvement of data-centric security to enhance information sharing is being discussed among others.
An establishment of the steering committee constitutes the needed foundation for FAD's future work with the cyberspace industry. The better FAD is to speak for the defence industry, the better requisites FAD has in regard to entering into a dialogue with the politicians.
Members of FAD Cyber:
Participation from The Defence Command
In addition to FAD’s presentation of the way, FAD works with the cyber area in practice, a presentation of the steering committee took place.
To obtain a better understanding between the security interests and the industry, a representative from The Centre for Cyber Security (CFCS) will be a part of the steering committee. This will also strengthen relevant knowledge sharing regarding cyber-related strategic processes on a higher control level.
The purpose of The Defence Command attending the meetings will contribute to the development of common strategic planning on not only an operational level but a commercial level as well. There will be four meetings a year within the steering committee.
Moreover, Morten Rosted Vang, Head of Digital accountability and cybersecurity at The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), participated in the meeting as well. He reviewed how DI is working with the cyberspace area and elaborated news and important focus points in the current situation.
FAD Cyber Steering Committee:
Søren Elnegaard Petersen
Kim B. Larsen