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Mikser at the Cyber Security Summit: cyber security has become an integral part of international and economic relations

29. May 2018 - 16:32

Today, the Munich Security Conference(MSC) Cyber Security Summit is taking place in Tallinn for the first time, bringing together almost 200 senior decision-makers and cyber experts.

Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said in his address at the Summit that cyber security has become an integral part of international and economic relations. “Most cyber security cases we have to address are cross-border situations, and in these situations, many solutions lie in cooperation,” Mikser said.

He added that in 2017, Estonian Information System Authority registered close to 11,000 cyber security cases. Over a quarter of them directly affected the confidentiality, integrity or availability of information or systems. “As one of the most digitalised nations in the world, Estonia not only recognises the need to protect our digital lifestyle, but we also experience it,” Mikser added.

“Cooperation is why we are here today, cooperation helps us avoid duplications, cooperation builds understanding and, ideally, trust,” the foreign minister finished his address.

Participants in the Summit come from both public and private sector. For example, Microsoft and Facebook are represented. The media, think tanks, academies and international organisations are also present.

Previous Cyber Security Summits have been held at Deutsche Telekom Headquarters in Bonn in 2012, 2013, and 2014, in Silicon Valley in 2016, and in Tel Aviv in June 2017. The Cyber Security Summit in Tallinn is the sixth of its kind.

The Cyber Security Summit is co-hosted by MSC and Deutsche Telekom in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia and the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

Additional info:

Armo Vask
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Communication Department
+372 637 7618
+372 5666 8581

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