IBM, King ICT Win NATO Cybersecurity Contract

NATO has signed contracts with IBM Belgium and King ICT Croatia to support the organization’s cybersecurity.

Work for the 30-million-euro ($31.7 million) contracts will cover the integration of cyber defense capabilities and associated configuration services from February until 2025 with an additional two-year option.

“These contracts give [NATO] the flexibility to get immediate support from two trusted suppliers for the installation and configuration of cyber security assets when so required by our projects or when triggered by any urgent requirement,” NATO Cyber Security Principal Contracting Officer Rebecca Benson stated.

Supporting NATO Cyber Defense 

The companies will sustain NATO Enterprise’s cyber defense assets by continuing to provide services covered by the NATO Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

The awards are a significant milestone in applying NATO’s smart sourcing strategy, as it enables the NCSC to focus on defending the agency’s exclusive networks and employing the latest cybersecurity capabilities.

“By leveraging the expertise of the industry, the NATO Cyber Security Centre can streamline its involvement in project delivery and concentrate on its core missions in support of the secure execution of NATO’s Consultation, Operations and Missions,” NCSC Program Delivery Branch Head Frederic Jordan said.

“Specifically, the contract will give NCSC the ability to absorb more work and be in a stronger position to support the ambitious NATO 2030 Agenda.”

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