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What? Conference and Table-Top Exercise
When? 24th of November 2020 10:00-14:30 (GMT+2)
Who? The conference and the cyber security exercise is beneficial for CEC representatives of different countries and think tanks, that can share the gained experience among their cooperation partners and prevent risks in organising elections, therefore protecting the fundamental institution of the democracies.
Why? Democratic processes across the world are more and more relying on various digital systems that are prime targets for various state-sponsored activities, hacking-and-doxing campaigns and advanced persistent threat-type of attacks. By compromising the integrity of the central tool of democracy – free and fair elections – the whole societies can be put out of balance. In Estonia, we believe that there is great potential in avoiding risks and taking measures to build the resilience of the democratic election processes.
We welcome on stage former President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Director of International Policy at the Cyber Policy Centre at Stanford University Marietje Schaake, and other distinguished experts on election and cyber security.
The Conference and the Strategic Exercise provide you with a unique opportunity to discuss and learn online the topics that reflect the challenges of conducting secure elections in the digital era.
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The conference is organised by e-Governance Academy, CybExer Technologies, Estonian National Electoral Committee, and supported by Microsoft and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
eGA is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-partisan organization, founded for the creation and transfer of knowledge concerning e-governance, e-democracy and the development of civil society.
To date, eGA has cooperated with more than 200 organisations and trained more than 6,500 officials in 130 countries and regions. Our experts are playing key roles in e-government and digital transformation policy planning and implementation, including developing secure nation’s digital transformation and cyberspace. E-Governance Academy (eGA) has the experience to provide e-governance and change management related consultancy services, study tours, training and conferences from 2002, both in Estonia and abroad. eGA’s team of experts has hands-on experience in the e-government organizations building, legislation development, change management, digital democratic processes and ICT architecture planning.
CybExer Technologies OÜ is a NATO-awarded Estonian cybersecurity company with the mission to empower organisations in ensuring their cyber security. Together with its delivery partners, CybExer offers a comprehensive roadmap towards ever increasing robustness and continuity in the face of evolving cyber threats. CybExer’s risk-based approach helps organisations to priorities their investments and efforts to improve readiness and effectiveness within their budget constraints. CybExer’s STRATEX platform has been employed to organise complex, large-scale and high-visibility exercises, such as EU CYBRID2017 for all EU Ministers of Defence during the Estonian EU Council Presidency in September 2017, NATO Military Committee Cyber Away Day in June 2018, and the hybrid table-top exercise for EU Ministers of Internal Affairs exercises during the Finnish EU Council Presidency in July 2019.
STATE ELECTORAL OFFICE OF ESTONIA
The State Electoral Office is the top-level election management body in Estonia. The Office ensures that the elections are held in accordance with the law, and organizes and ascertains the results of Internet Voting. In addition, it exercises supervision over the activities of the electoral managers and organizes the development and management of the technical solutions necessary for the performance of the duties arising from the electoral acts. The State Electoral Office is institutionally independent although it has been formed within the Chancellery of the Riigikogu (Parliament).
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KONRAD ADENAUER FOUNDATION
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation. In Germany, 16 regional offices offer a wide variety of civic education conferences and events. KAS offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. As a think-tank and consulting agency, KAS soundly researched scientific fundamental concepts and current analyses are meant to offer a basis for possible political action. The Berlin Academy is the national forum of dialogue between the spheres of politics, economy, science, and society. KAS conferences and events attract people who ‘have something to say’. In Germany, KAS offers more than 2,500 events per year which attract 145,000 participants.