- NATO Security Policy
The NATO Security Policy establishes the basic principles and minimum standards of security to be applied by NATO nations and NATO civil and military bodies in order to ensure that a common degree of protection is given to classified information exchanged among the parties. NATO security procedures only operate to the best advantage when they are based upon and supported by a national security system having the characteristics set out in this Enclosure. This Enclosure also addresses security responsibilities in NATO. NATO nations and NATO civil and military bodies shall ensure that the basic principles and minimum standards of security set forth in this C-M are applied to safeguard classified information from loss of confidentiality, integrity and availability. NATO nations and NATO civil and military bodies shall establish security programmes that meet these basic principles and minimum standards to ensure a common degree of protection for classified information.