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e-Estonia Digital Discussion: How to keep cyberspace secure

As more and more data is moving online in both the public and private sector, cybersecurity has become increasingly relevant in all its different facets. For that reason, the e-Estonia Briefing Centre organised its third Digital Discussion on this highly relevant topic.

Moderator and Digital Transformation Adviser at the e-Estonia Briefing Centre, Florian Marcus, guided the audience through the entire event and handed it over to Anett Numa, Digital Transformation Adviser e-Estonia Briefing Centre, who gave an overview of Estonia’s challenges and successes in the area of cyberspace. Topics ranged from national cyber hygiene initiatives to diplomatic efforts globally, such as Estonia’s push for cyber legislation in the United Nations Security Council. The second speaker was Estonia’s National Cyber Security Policy Director, Raul Rikk, who provided the audience with insights into how Estonia has built up its cybersecurity ecosystem and lessons learned. Estonia’s experience can also be beneficial for other countries on their digital journey.

Fighting fraudsters online, building human firewalls 

Following this overview, three Estonian IT companies’ representatives took to the stage to showcase their solutions. First, Janer Gorohhov, Chief Product Officer at Veriff, shared the company’s findings from the recently published Fraud Report 2020 and elaborated on how fraudsters have increasingly moved online across a wide range of industries. Second, Cybernetica’s Head of Cyber Security Business Development, Liisa Past, discussed how her company’s cybersecurity and risk management tools had helped organisations worldwide cope with an ever-growing threat landscape. The third presentation came courtesy of Lauri Almann, Co-Founder of CybExer Technologies, and focused on the human element in cybersecurity and the relevance of training and exercises.

Cybersecurity is a global issue

Over 680 cybersecurity specialists and decision-makers from around the world registered for the event. Particularly remarkable was the geographical spread of our audience: the top 5 countries in terms of live view numbers were Estonia, Malaysia, Portugal, Germany, and the United States. This indicates that cybersecurity is a truly global issue that stakeholders on all levels must pay more attention to. The audience was also particularly active in our polls and submitted many questions during the various Q&A sessions throughout the event.

Following the company presentations, members of the live audience could join the company, which was the most interesting to them into one of the three breakout rooms. There, Veriff, Cybernetica, and CybExer Technologies’ representatives offered live demonstrations of their solutions and answered audience questions in-depth.

While the breakout sessions are only available for those that watch our Digital Discussions live, you can watch the first part of the event – including all company presentations and Q&A sessions from this link. 

The Digital Discussions series is the flagship production hosted live by the e-Estonia Briefing Centre. We offer companies in a particular field of business the chance to present their solutions and help other countries digitalise with Estonian know-how. Secure your spot at our next Digital Discussion on electronic identity on March 10th at 11 AM (+2GMT), where three leading Estonian ICT companies – SK ID Solutions, B.Est.Solutions and Proud Engineers present their solutions for building digital identity platforms. 

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