SC Media UK reports on Japan joining the ATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia:

Japan is to join the ATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia which the organisation said in a statement will further strengthen the knowledge base and reach of the currently 20-nation-strong centre.

The Prime Minister of Japan announced Japan’s decision to join the organisation.

“We welcome the decision of Japan to join CCDCOE as a Contributing Participant, membership status available to non-NATO nations. Japan is one of NATO’s key partners beyond the Euro-Atlantic area and a globally recognised technology and cyber-security power. Joining the Centre will be a concrete step forward signalling the commitment in cyber defence cooperation between like-minded nations,” said Merle Maigre, director of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Japan participating in global cyber cooperatives like this is a smart move, and one to surely be helpful for the country long-term.