The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency released on 20 January a new Request for Quotation (RFQ) for an estimated value of 17 million euro to further strengthen its cyber security services.
This project, managed under the umbrella of the Capability Package (CP) 120 Programme, aims to ensure continuity of service and support of the current Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) components, while enabling a transition to a full-fledged enterprise logging solution. Staff of the NATO Cyber Security Centre in Mons, Belgium, need the SIEM to correlate information and detect security events.
“This project will modernize a key element of our monitoring and detection infrastructure, and ensure that NATO stays on top of security incident detection and response. It will also contribute to the consolidation of log management onto a single enterprise-wide system, thus increasing effectiveness and reducing costs," said Frederic Jordan, Head of the Cyber Security Programme Delivery Branch of the NCI Agency.
The CP120 programme will refresh all Communications and Information Systems (CIS) security systems in a phased approach, thus reducing risks and disruptions to NATO's CIS, while keeping pace with modern tools and components. Each phase will also include a series of capability enhancements.
The Agency plans to award a contract by April 2020.