Norway gets new national cyber security center

Monday, 13 August 2018

During the autumn, the National Security Authority (NSM) will establish a national cyber security center in Norway.

The news that was first mentioned by Finansavisen releases NSM during Arendalsuka, which begins Monday.

“It has been a process that has been going on for a while. Over time, we have seen that technological development has created a need for powerful collective expertise such as alerting, handling and counseling in connection with cyber attacks, “says Annette Tjaberg, Managing Director of NSM.

Key tasks are to identify, develop and coordinate effective measures tailored to different security needs. The Center will also be better at detecting and managing events and will be responsible for coordinating and handling at national cross-sectoral events

The main deliveries will be aimed at the Armed Forces’ needs, but at the same time they are designed to be reusable in the civil sector, writes newspaper.

The new center is part of the security authority.

Establishment of the center will take place without additional funds. However, NSM has been awarded NOK 497 million from the Ministry of Defense to modernize and implement a significant expansion of the Digital Infrastructure Alert System in the coming years.