Introducing the Cyber Defence conference

Cyber warfare has become a major concern for international governments, military and civil agencies over the past few years. A recent wave of cyber attacks against NATO member Estonia in 2007, and then Georgia in 2008 have highlighted the crippling impact cyber warfare can have against a nation’s critical national infrastructure.

The 2010 Cyber Defence conference provides the perfect opportunity to address the latest threats and future challenges through the examination of Russia and China’s cyber defense strategies, their key military and government programs. Being held in partnership with the Estonian Ministry of Defense, this event will bring together leaders from the global cyber security community.

The Cyber Defence conference will be taking place in Tallinn, Estonia between the 17th & 18th May 2010.

SMi’s most interactive conference to date, the program for 2010 offers delegates the chance to participate through interactive panel discussions and multiple streaming sessions. A line-up of speakers includes:

  • Minister Jaak Aaviksoo, Defence Minister, Ministry of Defence, Estonia
  • Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary, Ministry of Defence, Estonia
  • Rain Ottis, Scientist, Cooperative Cyber Defence (CCD) Centre of Excellence (COE), Estonia
  • Robert Siciliano, CEO,
  • Timothy L Thomas, Analyst, Foreign Military Studies Office, USA.

Delegates also have the opportunity to take part in a post-conference workshop – The Cyber Warfare Battlefield – which is being held by The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) and The Cyber Security Forum Initiative – Cyber Warfare Division (CSFI-CWD). This briefing will cover the importance of cyber attribution as well as some of the prevalent social and technical means and technologies that are being used to subvert attribution attempts.

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