Cyber Defence - Built on European cooperation


After land, sea, air and space, cyberspace has become the fifth domain of warfare. Armed Forces increasingly rely on the ability to operate in cyberspace across the entire spectrum of cyber operations.

The first time cyber defence has been identified and selected as one of the prioritised actions for capability improvement in the EU framework was in 2010 in the framework of the updated Capability Development Plan (CDP) for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). Since then the European Defence Agency (EDA) has been active in the field of capability development as well as Research and Technology (R&T) for cyber defence capabilities in support of EDA participating Member States.