Estonian Cybersecurity: Building and Protecting the Digital Society

GW Cybersecurity Initiative Event

October 20th the George Washington University hosted an event for the launch and discussion of Estonia's new cybersecurity strategy. An innovator and leader in the cyber domain, Estonia has taken a proactive stance and built a secure digital society (e-Estonia) that offers much for other nation-states to consider. Senior Estonian officials will discuss the country's new cybersecurity initiatives and lessons learned since 2007, including in the areas of critical infrastructure protection and cyber crisis management. The conversation covered civilian, military, and E.U.-wide dimensions of the cyber challenge.

Read the Strategy Here

Opening remarks:
HE Mr Eerik Marmei
Estonian Ambassador to the United States

Liina Areng
Head of International Relations, EISA

Sven Kivvistik
Head of Risk Control and Advisory, EISA

Lauri Luht
Head of Crisis Management , EISA

Mihkel Tikk
Director of Cyber Policy Department,
Estonian Ministry of Defence

Luukas Ilves
Counsellor for Digital Affairs, Permanent representation of Estonia to the EU

Co-Moderated by:

Timothy J. Evans
The Johns Hopkins Univ. Applied Physics Laboratory
Senior Advisor, Cyber Strategy and Policy

Frank Cilluffo
Director, The George Washington University Cybersecurity Initiative