The Tallinn-based NATO Cyber Defense Center has a new full partner: France.
A French employee will be transferred for work in summer 2013, according a statement released by the French Embassy.
Rear Admiral Arnaud Coustillière, the head of the French Cyber Defense Unit, will visit Estonia in the coming weeks for a Cyber Defense Center board meeting to discuss cooperation between France and Estonia and details on the future employee at the defense center.
Estonia has taken a lead role in advocating cyber security among its allies since sustaining an extensive cyber attack in 2007. NATO's cyber defense agency in Tallinn was established in 2008. Previous members to join are Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, the Netherlands and the US.