Cyber security

Estonian university lists cybersecurity companies’ help to groom future experts

The Estonian Business School is starting to collaborate with Estonian cyber security companies BHC Laboratory and CybExer Technologies to increase the capability of future leaders to prevent severe cyber threats. According to Toomas Danneberg, the vice rector for international collaboration at the Estonian Business School, the collaboration has been planned …

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Estonia to open the world’s first data embassy in Luxembourg

Estonia’s pilot project – the world’s first data embassy – could set an example for the rest of the world, and now the country is preparing to launch its first such site in Luxembourg. In the last 20 years, Estonia has developed into what the World Development report, compiled by …

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Estonia ranks first in Europe in cybersecurity

According to the International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity index, Estonia ranks fifth in the world and first in Europe in cybersecurity. In the world, Estonia ranked fifth after Singapore, the US, Malaysia and Oman, the country’s e-Governance Academy said in a statement. This ranking makes Estonia first in Europe in …

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Smart countries take advantage of the cyber revolution – Marina Kaljurand

The former Estonian foreign minister, Marina Kaljurand, writes that regardless of the doubts – as is the case against online voting in Estonia – smart countries take advantage of the digital world and don’t step back when facing the challenges caused by the use of information and communication technology. Safety …

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Nearly 600 cyber defence experts meet in Tallinn for CyCon 2017

Almost 600 key experts and decision makers of the global cyber defence community have gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the international conference on cyber conflict, CyCon 2017. The event, opened on 31 May by the Estonian president, Kersti Kaljulaid, will see keynotes delivered by admiral Michelle Howard, the Commander of …

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Estonia to host a large cyber defence exercise

Estonia is to host one of the world’s largest technical cyber defence exercises, Locked Shields 2017, from 24-28 April. According to the Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, the main organiser of the event, this year the size and scope of technologies, networks and devices used in the …

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Estonian companies create a cyber threat awareness platform for Latvia

Two Estonian cyber security companies joined forces and created a platform for the Latvian ministry of defence with the aim to raise its employees’ awareness about cyber threats. The Estonian companies, BHC Laboratory and ByteLife Solutions, created a joint venture called CybExer Technologies and developed the Cyber Hygiene Platform that …

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Tallinn Manual 2.0 – the invaluable guide for state action in cyber space

Following the principle set in the first version, Tallinn Manual 2.0 – a document that provides guidance on how the existing international law could be adapted to cyber operations in the most appropriate way – reiterates that cyber activity should not be perceived as happening in a legal vacuum. Estonia …

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NATO holds an annual cyber exercise in Estonia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the largest military alliance in the world, organised its largest cyber defence exercise in Estonia. Named Cyber Coalition 2016, the three-day event in the first days of December attracted more than 700 cyber defenders and legal experts, government officials and military officers, academics and …

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US defence contractor Raytheon joins the Estonian Defence Industry Association

The American defence contractor, Raytheon, a cooperation partner of the Estonian government, has become a member of the Estonian Defence Industry Association. Raytheon, a major defence contractor, has been exploring cooperation opportunities with the Estonian government since 2015 in the field of cybersecurity. According to the Estonian defence minister, Hannes …

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