NATO’s cyber security expert delivers lecture at High Tech Park
Senior Fellow of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and Former General Director of the Estonian Information System’s Authority Jaan Priisalu delivered a lecture at the High Tech Park under the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies (MCHT). The meeting was co-organized by Azerbaijani women in ICT Club (AWIC) “Femmes Digitales” and High Tech Park.
In his lecture on the theme “The organization of cyber cooperation” Priisalu said the government plays a great role in ensuring of cyber security.
“If we look at the experience of Estonia, we can see that there is a balanced demand for e-services by public and private institutions in this country. The use of electronic solutions is becoming more and more widespread. 99% of these services are associated with the banking area. Thus, 1,148,000 national ID cards have been registered in mobile parking system. Moreover, the electronic voting system has already established and citizens in this country are able to participate in elections by means of electronic ID cards. At the same time, citizens use electronic medical ID cards, as well as ID tickets in the public transport system,” said the expert.
According to Priisalu, cybersecurity issue should be resolved on one line
“Countries are trying to ensure cyber security on legal, political and technical areas. For this purpose, national concepts, strategies are prepared, conferences and training courses are organized,” said the expert.
At the end of his lecture, Priisalu said relevant ministries in the country, institutions responsible for cyber security, internet media, in a word, concerned public and private institutions should work jointly to ensure cyber security.
Priisalu, who has over 20 years of experience in the field of combating cybercrime and cyber security, is considered one of the world’s leading experts.
He is also co-founder and head of Tallinn’s Department of the Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Unit - an organisation that defends the Estonian cyber space and unites voluntary IT professionals.