Cyber security

Estonia supports cybersecurity initiatives in the Americas

The Estonian ministry of foreign affairs has allocated €100,000 to support cybersecurity initiatives of the Organisation of American States (OAS), an entity that brings together 35 countries in North and South America. The money, which comes from the development cooperation and humanitarian aid fund, helps continue the collaboration between the OAS …

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Patrik Maldre: Estonia’s next president should aspire to global cyber security leadership

Estonia’s political leaders are now choosing the country’s new head of state. The next president can, and should, build on his or her predecessor’s legacy to firmly establish Estonia as a global leader in the practical and political dimensions of cyber security. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves’s ten years of leadership …

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Staying ahead of the threats: Estonia’s cyber security in 2015

The multi-week denial-of-service attacks in 2007 catapulted Estonia to worldwide attention in the field of cyber security. Since then, criminals, hacktivists, soldiers and spies from near and far have continued to maintain an interest in undermining Estonia’s networked society. Yet they have had no such luck. Every year, Estonia’s flagship …

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Estonia to host a large international cyber defence exercise

From 18-22 April, Estonia is to host one of the biggest and most advanced international cyber defence exercises, Locked Shields 2016. The annual scenario-based real-time network defence exercise focuses on training the security experts who protect national IT systems on a daily basis. Over 550 people and a total of 26 …

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Estonian prime minister Taavi Rõivas meeting his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Credit: Tauno Tõhk, the Government Office of Estonia.

Estonia to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation with Japan

Estonia and Japan are to strengthen cooperation on cybersecurity and digital identification, the prime ministers of the two countries agreed last week in Tokyo. During his visit to Japan by the Estonian prime minister, Taavi Rõivas, his Japanese colleague, Shinzo Abe, commended Estonia on its successes in the fields of …

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The Tallinn Manual inducted into the Cybersecurity Canon

The Tallinn Manual, the most influential handbook for legal advisers dealing with cyber defence issues, was announced as a 2016 inductee into the Cybersecurity Canon, a book list that celebrates authors and works of literature that accurately depict the history, milestones and culture of the modern cybersecurity industry. The Tallinn Manual …

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Why Estonians have the answer to protecting your private data

What if there’s a way to use private data for intended purposes and not actually breach anyone’s privacy? Thanks to the Estonian company, Cybernetica, it is not a distant future technology but a reality today. On one hand, our society has been reshaped by technology – we rely extensively on …

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Estonia helps increase Georgia’s cyber security capability

The Estonian Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with Georgia, has prepared a training and exercise package aimed at raising the southern European country’s cyber security capability. The two countries have opened an extensive cyber related series of trainings in Georgia, in order to ensure the uninterrupted functioning of Georgian governmental …

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