Posts tagged as cybersecurity

Lithuania to host the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre in Vilnius

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Government has agreed to a proposal from four Ministries (National Defence, Foreign Affair, Transport and Communications, and Economy and Innovation) to apply for becoming the host of the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre (ECCC). The ECCC would become the principal instrument of the European Union to promote European cybersecurity initiatives and develop cybersecurity research and technology. Negotiations on the regulation of establishment are still in progress at the Council of…

Estonia joins UN Security Council, cybersecurity a priority

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Estonian flag has been raised at the UN Security Council in the US, where the Baltic country has been elected to serve as the non-permanent member in 2020 and 2021. “Unprecedented visibility and experience” are the key motivators for the presidency, Estonian Foreign Minsitry undersecretary Paul Teesalu told ERR. “Membership would provide invaluable experience and know-how. We saw this benefit with our ally, Lithuania, which was a member of…

Cybersecurity to seniors. Estonia advises senior citizens in libraries

Friday, November 22, 2019

To inform Estonian senior citizens on how to care for their data safety online, a day of information technology advice has been held in over 80 libraries in the country. Informative day was organised on Wednesday, November 20, by the Estonian Librarians’ Association and the State Information System Agency. The goal of the event was to improve the online security skills of older users. Specialists advised those interested about a…

CyberChess 2019 to take place in Latvia

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

CERT.LV and ISACA Latvia chapter in collaboration with LMT and dots. are organizing an international cybersecurity conference CyberChess 2019. Date and venue: October 2-3, 2019 in Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga. Live streaming will be available on www.cert.lv and www.straume.lmt.lv. Main conference language is English, some presentations in parallel sessions will be in Latvian. Registration is open till September 19, 2019. Participants will receive certificate of attendance. Places…

Hackers just found serious vulnerabilities in F-15 fighter jet

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

In a Cosmopolitan hotel suite 16 stories above the Def Con cybersecurity conference, a team of highly vetted hackers tried to sabotage a vital flight system for a U.S. military fighter jet. And they succeeded. It was the first time outside researchers were allowed physical access to the critical F-15 system to search for weaknesses. And after two long days, the seven hackers found a mother lode of vulnerabilities that…

EU’s Cybersecurity Agency to be headed by Estonian

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The body responsible for online security in the European Union, the Agency for Cybersecurity, has picked Estonian Juhan Lepassaar to become its executive director. Estonian World reports that Lepassaar, currently in charge of the cabinet for the outgoing Estonian EU commissioner, Andrus Ansip, was selected on 16 July by the ENISA management board. Before taking up the office, Lepassaar would be invited to make a statement before the Industry, Research…

President: We need to boost cybersecurity capabilities

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid held a meeting with the National Defence Council on Monday, to discuss the future of the e-state. One significant conclusion arose, namely that the state needs to actively seek opportunities to increase cyber security and cryptography capabilities. The council also reviewed the situation since the 2017 ID card crisis, which saw a security risk affecting as many as 800,000 Estonian ID cards late on that year. The…

200 cybersecurity specialists training to protect Lithuania’s critical infrastructure

Friday, October 12, 2018

“According to the exercise scenario, dangerous incidents have been occurring in our region for the past 72 hours and still continue – unrest in neighbouring countries, information on planned terrorist and cyber-attacks. Therefore Lithuania has no time to lose to protect critical infrastructure. We take the decision to mobilise cyber capabilities and request the U.S. and the EU cybersecurity rapid response teams to help,” Vice Minister of National Defence Edvinas…

Cybersecurity and defence exercise underway in Lithuania

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This week, October 8-12, cybersecurity and defence exercises Cyber Shield 2018 and Amber Mist 2018 running in Lithuania are providing a joint training opportunity for representative of the public and private sectors, Lithuanian Armed Forces, and NATO allies. “The situation in cyberspace has begun to change apace in the recent years. Cyber-attacks have become a new, modern and dangerous weapon, capable of paralysing operation not only of separate agencies, manufacturers,…

German Cabinet approves new cybersecurity agency

Monday, September 3, 2018

Germany is one step closer to getting its own version of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as officials here seek to bolster the country’s cybersecurity posture. The Cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel this week approved the new organization, to be headed jointly by the Defense and Interior ministries. The outfit is slated to get a budget of €200 million ($230 million) between 2019 and 2022. The new “Agency for…