Posts tagged as cybersecurity

Diplomat: Estonia brought cybersecurity to UNSC during presidency

Monday, July 26, 2021

During Estonia’s 18 months as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) the country has sought to draw the attention of world powers to the topic of cybersecurity. ETV’s “Aktuaalne kaamera” on Sunday looked at Estonia’s time on the council and what the country has achieved so far. The country’s second month-long presidency ended in June. Deputy Head of the UN Mission in Estonia Gert Auväärt said…

Leadership from Latvia: Interview with Latvian Foreign Minister

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Edgars Rinkēvičs has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Latvia since 2011. In the interview, he shares his insights on disinformation, cybersecurity, human rights, and energy resiliency. For decades, Latvia has been a target of Russian disinformation. How has that disinformation evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic? What strategies have been most effective in combating foreign propaganda? Does your strategy change against non-state actor propaganda? Let me…

Lithuania loses bid to host European cybersecurity centre

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Lithuania’s bid to host the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre did not receive sufficient support from other countries. In a vote on Wednesday night, representatives of EU member states selected the Romanian capital, Bucharest, as the location for the centre, Simonas Šatūnas, Lithuania’s acting permanent representative to the EU, told BNS. “Three countries garnered the most support in the vote tonight. Lithuania came in third among the seven competitors. Romania, which…

Future Latvian leaders emerge at NATO 2030 Youth Summit

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Latvian Foreign Ministry’s diplomat Māra Šteinberga has been nominated to be among NATO’S 14 Young Leaders, according to a release by Munich Security Conference November 9. Monday, November 9, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hosted NATO’s first ever Youth Summit. Organized in cooperation with the Munich Security Conference, the Youth Summit brought together 18-35 year-old citizens from NATO member states and partner countries for an online conversation with the Secretary General…

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…