Supreme Allied Commander of Transformation, General Stéphanie Abrial visited
the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (Centre) on May 12.
Abrial was briefed by the Director of the Centre, Colonel Ilmar Tamm on
cyber threats as part of the hybrid threat environment. Among the issues
discussed were the ongoing activities of the Centre, its goal to assist the
development of Cyber Defense Policy and the ways the Centre could support
Supreme Allied Command of Transformation’s experiments and exercises.
During the meeting Abrial stated, “Above all, I am inspired by the
forward-looking strategic work that I have encountered in the centre. I look
forward to continuing our collaboration, and to providing any support within
Allied Command Transformation’s power.”
General Stéphane Abrial received appointment by the North Atlantic Council
as Supreme Allied Commander Transformation on 29 July 2009. He is the first
European to be appointed permanently as head of a NATO strategic command.
Abrial has extensive experience both as a fighter pilot and an operational
commander. He has a wideranging background that includes operations in
coalition environments, at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.
The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is one of many NATO
Centres of Excellence. Its mission is to enhance the capability, cooperation
and information sharing among NATO, it’s member nations and partners in
cyber defence by virtue of education, research and development, lessons
learned and consultation.