Welcome to the portal of the the NATO Communication and Information Agency’s Cyber Security Service Line - NATO’s first line of cyber defence.
The NCI Agency Cyber Security Service Line is responsible for the full lifecycle of NATO Cyber Security activities, designing, implementing and operating:
To strengthen the Alliance through connecting its forces, the NCI Agency delivers secure, coherent, cost effective and interoperable communications and information systems and services in support of consultation, command & control and enabling intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, for NATO, where and when required. It includes IT support to the Alliances’ business processes (to include provision of IT shared services) to the NATO HQ, the Command Structure and NATO Agencies.
Combating Cyber Attacks - the Agency’s Cyber Security Service Line is NATO’s first line of cyber defence. It operates cyber defence capability development, the NATO Information Security Operations Centre and the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) Technical Centre, providing integrated cyber defence 24/7, year round. The NCI Agency Cyber Security Service Line is also responsible for planning and executing all lifecycle management activities, including subject matter expertise, research and development, software development, acquisition and operations and maintenance.
The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency was established on 1 July 2012 as a result of the merger of the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A), the NATO ACCS Management Agency (NACMA), the NATO Communication and Information Systems Services Agency (NCSA), the ALTBMD Programme Office and elements of NATO HQ ICTM.
The establishment of the Agency is part of a broader NATO reform.
The new NCI Agency "connects forces, NATO and Nations"- it is NATO's IT and C4ISR provider, including cyber and missile defence.
The NCI Agency is a key pillar of NATO Secretary General's Smart Defence and Connected Forces initiatives; Supporting NATO operations is our top priority.
The Agency is led by Kevin J. Schneid and is part of the NATO Communications and Information Organisation.
The CS SL Operations Branch delivers a suite of services to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from cyber attacks, and incidents. These services are in the specific areas of Cryptography, Identity Management, 24/7 CS Operations Support, Incident Handling, Technical Services (supporting CS Ops) and CS Support to deployed Operations and Exercises.
The CS SL Coherence Branch (CS CB) manages Cyber Security Coherence (Level 1 process) across NATO policy, strategy and architectures. Among it's tasks are:
The CS SL Audit and Compliance Branch provides services to assess the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of cyber security controls in accordance with NATO Policy and its supporting guidance in order to improve the overall security posture of NATO systems and networks.
The CS SL Management Branch (CS SLMB) supports the Chief, Cyber Security, service owners and project managers in the coordination and everyday management of the service line, service portfolio, respective services and associated projects.