May 26, 2019

OPCW Cyber Security

The Hague, Netherlands —The Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was briefed recently by officials of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs about a cyber operation targeting the OPCW that was disrupted by the Netherlands Defence Intelligence and Security Service.

The Netherlands is the OPCW’s host country and, as such, is in charge of ensuring and exercising due diligence in protecting the OPCW Headquarters.

Since early 2018, the Organisation has observed increased cyber-related activities. The Director-General has informed OPCW Member States about these activities and the OPCW Technical Secretariat has undertaken measures to mitigate them

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