Posts tagged as cyber security

Funds on cyber security projects stalled in Lithuania

Friday, October 25, 2019

Several key government projects, meant to protect state institutions from cyber threats, have been stalling, LRT Investigation Team reports. Not only does mismanagement lead to wasted funds, but also poses a threat to national security. Several weeks ago, over twenty agencies staged a large-scale three-day drill to check how the Lithuanian government was ready to respond to a hypothetical accident at Belarus’ Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant. The drill involved firefighters,…

Estonia’s RIA concludes agreement on enhancement of cyber-security with India

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement with India, under which the two countries will start seeing to more effective protection of cyber-security. The memorandum was signed by RIA Director General Margus Noormaa with India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Under the accord, RIA’s incident response department CERT-EE and the cyber-security unit of India performing similar tasks will launch regular exchanges of information, advise…

Estonian foreign trade, IT minister to establish cyber security working group

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Estonian Foreign Trade and IT Minister Kert Kingo is to establish a cyber security strategy coordination working group, which is to be tasked with monitoring and coordinating the implementation of agreed objectives and, on the basis of that, preparing a report to the cyber security council. The cyber security strategy aims to maintain and shape a sustainable digital society relying on strong technological resilience and emergency preparedness, promote entrepreneurship and…

Lithuania takes the 4th position in the Global Cybersecurity Index

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lithuania has made its way into the worldwide group of countries that is paying the greatest attention to the area of cyber security and occupies the 4th position in the recently published Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) only falling behind the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and France. The Global Cybersecurity Index is announced annually by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which unites 194 countries and assesses the countries’…

Lithuania and Israel begin cooperation in cyber security

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

On January 28 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza and Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate signed a Declaration of Intent on cooperation in cyber security in Tel Aviv. “Lithuania and Israel are connected by shared strategic goals and a shared understanding that partnership of countries in cyber security is mutually beneficial in the fight against malicious activities in cyber space,” E. Kerza says. The Declaration of…

Supporting Ukraine is within Lithuania’s security interests

Monday, December 10, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. The purpose of the President’s visit to Kyiv is to demonstrate support to Ukraine. It is the first visit of a country leader after Russia’s illegal seizure of Ukraine’s naval ships in the Kerch Strait. The two Presidents attended the 11th Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Lithuania and Ukraine. Security situation in eastern Ukraine and the Sea…

The Lithuanian Government approved a new National Cyber Security Strategy

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, the Government approved the new Cyber Security Strategy. The document drawn up by the Ministry of National Defence sets key directions of national cyber security policy in public and private sectors for the coming five years and embeds regulations of the European Union Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (the NIS Directive). The new Cyber Security Strategy was concluded on the basis of assessment of…

2019 European Parliament elections could be target of cyber attacks

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

According to a report by the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA), the elections of the European Parliament next May could become a target to cyber attacks, the Aktuaalne Kaamera newscast of the public broadcaster ERR reported on Friday evening. A cyber security handbook has been drawn up under the leadership of RIA which is meant for the organizers of elections and people responsible for cyber security. The handbook has been…

Ilves at CyCon 2018: ‘Cyber NATO’ coalition of liberal democracies needed

By Andrew Whyte on Thursday, May 31, 2018

As reported on ERR yesterday, 30 May, former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, speaking at NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDOE) is 10th annual cyber security conference CyCon 2018 in Tallinn, called for an organized union of liberal democracies in order to combat cyber threats globally. Here we reproduce Mr. Ilves speech in its entirety. ”The digital era, with all of its benefits, has profoundly changed the security environment of…

American Vocation For Lithuanian Cyber Experts

Monday, May 7, 2018

On May 1 through 11 Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas Kerza is conducting a visit in the US where his meetings with representatives of the US Department of Defence and State Department, Congress and the Pennsylvania National Guard are planned. At the meetings Lithuania’s achievements in cyber security are presented and cooperation opportunities are discussed. “We are opening one more page for cooperation as we include cyber security aspect…