Cyber security

An interactive cyber law toolkit launched in Tallinn

The Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence has launched an interactive web-based resource for legal professionals and students, called the Cyber Law Toolkit. The toolkit was launched at the 11th Annual Conference on Cyber Conflict – or CyCon 2019 – in Tallinn, Estonia, on 29 May. According to …

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LIVE FEED: Tallinn is hosting the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict

From 28-31 May, Tallinn is hosting the 11th International Conference on Cyber Conflict – or CyCon, as it’s known – and Estonian World is providing a live stream of some of the keynote speeches at the conference. CyCon is bringing together over 600 key experts and decision-makers from the global …

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Estonian-founded cybersecurity startup RangeForce raises USD1.5M in seed funding

RangeForce, an Estonia and New York-based startup, has raised USD1.5 million in seed funding for cybersecurity simulation-based learning platform. The Estonian-founded startup raised the funding from Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Trind Ventures. RangeForce helps companies deal with their cybersecurity and information security vulnerabilities by training their security specialists …

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The world’s largest cyber exercise in Estonia brings allies together

At the world’s biggest real-time cyber security exercise, it’s not the winning but the taking part that counts. Organised by the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Locked Shields has been running since 2010. This year, representatives from 30 nations, including from as far away as Australia …

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Estonia to host the world’s largest cyber exercise

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is to host the annual NATO Locked Shields cyber exercise from 8-12 April – the world’s largest of its kind. The exercise is organised by the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The annual exercise is a unique opportunity for national cyber experts to …

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Estonia’s first cybersecurity ambassador among the shapers of Europe

Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Estonia’s first ambassador at large for cybersecurity, has been nominated by the Politico magazine as one of the 28 people shaping, shaking and stirring Europe – placing her at number four among the “doers”. “Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar wants to write the rules of cyber conflict,” the magazine says. “As …

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Estonia hosts NATO flagship cyber defence exercise

NATO’s flagship cyber defence exercise, Cyber Coalition, one of the largest such exercises in the world, started on 27 November in Tartu, Estonia, aiming to test and train cyber defenders from across the alliance in their ability to defend NATO and national networks. The exercise, now in its eleventh year, …

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Estonia to host the first European defence AI and cybersecurity accelerator

In the spring of 2019, Estonia is to host the first European defence artificial intelligence and cybersecurity accelerator; early-stage startups in the field are invited to apply to take part in it. The programme, called CyberNorth, is developed by the business-to-business accelerator, Startup Wise Guys, in collaboration with the Estonian …

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Estonia and other EU countries push for sanctions for cyber attackers

Estonia, the UK, the Netherlands and other European Union countries are pushing for the EU’s sanctions regime to include cyber attacks after the alleged attempts by Russian and Chinese operatives to break into the computer systems of European agencies. The European Union has sanctions protocols targeting countries that violate nuclear …

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Mattis: Estonia, Denmark, the Netherlands will provide cyber contributions to help NATO

The US defence secretary, James Mattis, said Estonia, the US, the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands will provide national cyber contributions to help NATO fight against cyberattacks. Mattis said to reporters at a meeting of NATO defence ministers on 3 October that the US will make its cyber warfare capabilities …

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