As technology rapidly progresses, so has increased the risks associated with it. Our increasing dependence on cyberspace brings new risks and threats to modern defence capabilities. These risks are apparent to both large global private companies and sovereign states.
In 2007, the Estonian Government was subject to a series of cyber attacks at a level of sophistication that was not seen before. The attacks targeted national organisations, banks, newspapers and the Estonian Parliament. The attacks pushed military organisations around the world to reconsider the importance of cyber network security to modern military doctrine.
On June 9th, YPFP will be hosting a representative from the Estonian Government to speak to members about Estonia's experience with cyber warfare. We will be welcoming Mr Siim Sikkut from the Government Office of Estonia. Mr Sikkut is an adviser in the Strategy Unit in the Estonian Prime Minister's office. He will deliver a 20-30 minute presentation followed by the chance for members to ask questions and network.
*Please aim to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event to allow yourself time to go through security at Parliament. Please enter through the Cromwell Green Visitor's entrance. Please read the following security information before the event: http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/access/security/*
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