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NATO cybersecurity command center to launch in 2023

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A NATO command center capable of launching cyberattacks with the help of U.S., British and Estonian cyber capabilities will be fully operational and staffed in 2023, a senior general said Tuesday, Reuters' Robin Emmott reports.

Why it matters: NATO computer networks and communications are the targets of hundreds of hacking attempts per month — but there’s still a long way to go for NATO to come into its own as a cyber actor. NATO determined cyberspace is a war fighting domain only two years ago, and it still must determine what exactly in cyberspace will trigger the alliance's collective defense.