The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been criticised by UK's House of Lords for not cooperating adequately with the European Union in order to fend-off cyber attacks from hackers, targeting financial and personal data of EU citizens.
In a report measuring the level of cyber security applied by companies operating in the European Union, the House of Lords has expressed shock over the little or no cooperation shown by NATO and EU for protecting EU organisations form large scale cyber attacks.
Commenting on the results of the internet security report, Lord Jopling, chairman of the sub-committee on home affairs said in a statement that “The EU and NATO have similar interests in defence against cyber-attacks and work in similar ways, yet there is virtually no communication between them. There must be cooperation rather than duplication.”
The House of Lords emphasised the need for a substantial cyber security infrastructure and indicated that in order to defend against the increasing number of cyber attacks, strong alliances with big players like US, Russia and China will be required in the future.
In related news, the committee highlighted the fact that UK's Internet infrastructure was significantly more resilient than most countries in Europe.
Meanwhile, UK's Conservative Party has announced in its technology manifesto that if elected to power, it will establish a Cyber Threat and Assessment Centre (CTAC), which will be the single reporting point for all cyber attacks and will work in coordination with other organisations to fight the menace of internet hacking.