On October 15, In-Sec-M and NATO hosted a virtual presentation for all Canadian companies and organizations to demystify the process of purchasing and acquiring cybersecurity technologies and services.
Martin Bedard, Canadian Liaison Officer, NSPA, introduced Virginie Viscardy, a representative from NCIA, NATO’s primary C3 capability and cybersecurity provider, will present the structure.
Mrs Viscardy described the NCI Agency: ‘’Our mission is to lead NATO’S Digital Endeavour. We are NATO’s technology and cyber leaders. We help NATO Nations communicate and work together in smarter ways. With the COVID-19, we provide equipment (mobile phones, laptops and video conference equipment). The goal of our Academy is to develop and deliver world-class C4ISR education and training services, including cyber, across the NATO enterprise.‘’
Erik Esselaar, a Canadian Defense Liaison Officer at the NATO Cyber Security Centre, explain his essential role with the Atlantic Alliance: “Our mission is to provide effective, agile and resilient cyber defences in order to enable the secure execution of the Agency’s mission and NATO consultation. Our 2020 Cyber Security Programme counts 20 Cyber security Services, 60 Projects, 300M euros portfolio value and 34.8M euros revenue. 70-90% of all cyber incidents are preventable by good cyber hygiene. We have a Cyber Security Hygiene indicators programme to ensure that. ‘’
Join the NCI Agency on 4-5 November 2020 for NITEC Connect, a free virtual event focused on business the NCI.
NITEC Connect is a launch pad for collaboration between us and you. Learn about our upcoming contract opportunities, acquisition processes and a new framework for the Agency to team up with not-for-profit entities. We also want to hear your innovative ideas for improving NATO’s technology and services.
NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA) develops, procures and supports Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities to NATO with an annual average contract volume of CAD$ 1BN. NITEC 2019 in Austin Tx, was cancelled due to COVID, NITEC CONNECT is a great way to catch up with business opportunities.
Learn more on this topic : https://insecm.ca/virtual-workshop-lets-demystify-the-nato-it-procurement-process/