According to Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean National Intelligence Agency (hereinafter referred to as the “National Intelligence Agency”) said on the 5th that the State Intelligence Agency has become a full member of the NATO Cooperative Network Defense Excellence Center (CCDCOE) on behalf of South Korea. It is reported that South Korea was the first Asian country to join the center.
According to the report, the South Korean State Council has officially joined the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Excellence Center, which is headquartered in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
It is reported that after joining the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Excellence Center, the South Korean State Council will represent South Korea in the exercises and research of various intelligence agencies.
According to public information, the NATO Cooperative Network Defense Center of Excellence was established in 2008. Yonhap reported that the State Council of Korea submitted a letter of intent to join the center in 2019 and has attended the cybersecurity exercise called “Lock Shield” hosted by the center for two consecutive years since 2020.