Cyber Security: Senior Advisor From the Estonian Ministry of Defence to Discuss International Cooperation and Strategic Implications

By Defence Iq, PRNE
Monday, June 27, 2011

LONDON, June 28, 2011 -


Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary,
Estonian Ministry of Defence, will be discussing international
cooperation and strategic planning for cyber security at the href="">Cyber
Warfare India conference, taking place November
st-2nd in New Delhi, India.

In an href="">
interview with Defence IQ, Tiirmaa-Klaar discusses how
nations, including India, goes through a process of capacity
building to optimise information sharing and early warning
notifications. She states:

“There is a learning curve for every nation in cyber defence,
and every nation will probably reach that level of maturity at some
point. For some smaller nations, it’s easier to reach and for
larger nations, it takes more effort, political attention and
resources. The targets are not only government or military sites
but civilian infrastructure - it’s everybody.”

As India is making cyber warfare a priority by restricting
attacks in cyber space, it has become crucial for the nation to
uncover risks by creating transparency between countries.

Few nations are more aware of the disruption that this type of
warfare can incur than Estonia, which became victim of the world’s
first large-scale nation cyber attack in 2007, but as Tiirmaa-Klaar
clarifies, security must come from combined efforts of many

“For countries outside Europe - if they raise their own
resilience and if they enhance their own capabilities, especially
law enforcement capabilities, and take responsibility in their
cyber territory, this is a great help to [the rest of] the

Additional speakers from the href="">conference
faculty to review cyber norms include:

  • Brigadier General A Basu, Director, Cyber Warfare,
    Integrated Defence Staff, Indian Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant General Rhett Hernandez, Commander, US
    Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)
  • Rear Admiral Arnaud Coustillière, Cyber Defense General
    Officer, Defense Staff, French Ministry of Defense
  • Group Captain Jonathan Burr, Deputy Director, Cyber
    Policy & Plans, UK Armed Forces

For details on briefings visit href="">,
where you can also access complimentary content in the href="">Media

Defence IQ
invites Flag Officers 1 Star and above to attend the conference for
free, by requesting a complimentary pass from href="">

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