On November 4-5 Estonian and European Union experts and policy planners will meet the representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries in order to share experiences on cyber security development and best practices and gather new ideas for future cooperation at a two-day seminar organized by the Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership (ECEAP), e-Governance Academy and European Commission.
Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence Taimar Peterkop, who opened the seminar, said that cyber security has become an integral part of each state and as of lately, each citizen. „This was also confirmed in a study conducted by Saar-Poll in Estonia this spring, where for the first time respondents viewed cyber attacks as the greatest threat to their security,“ Mr Peterkop noted.
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand, also making an appearance at the seminar, said it was of highest importance that cyber security was ensured for the Eastern Partnership countries relevant to Estonia. „Cyber security is an important prerequisite for our Eastern partners in the integration process of the European Union,“ she added.
It is the tenth in the series of Public Administration Reform seminars organized by the Center of Eastern Partnership, attended by representatives from all six Eastern Partnership countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus. The event is a continuation of last year’s Eastern Partnership-oriented seminar „Open Governance and Data Protection“ held in October and a survey on the same subject.