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6
Jun
2023
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: Cyber diplomats from all around the globe will soon gather in Tallinn

  The Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy returns for its fourth edition, keeping up the pace with global developments in diplomacy and cybersecurity. But it’s not just about the mainstreaming of cyber diplomacy as a foreign policy topic, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In both war and peace times, it has become evident how […]

26
Apr
2023
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: All the lessons from cyber warfare in Ukraine

  We are well over one year into Russia’s ongoing threat to Ukrainian state sovereignty. And from terrain to the digital sphere, it is now clearer than ever before that the aggression has been total. If, in the beginning, the war seemed to take on a more traditional, kinetic shape, cyberattacks have intensified with the […]

1
Mar
2023
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: Resilience, protection, freedom – what the future holds for cybersecurity

How long do 20 years of cybersecurity actually feel? Quite intense and intensive, for sure. It’s unlikely that anyone thought that with internet and ICTs would come no risks, no maliciousness, no actors aiming to exploit vulnerabilities of digital systems. Two of e-Governance Academy’s own cybersecurity experts are here to remind us how far we’ve […]

20
Dec
2022
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: Let’s sum up the year 2022!

  Another year has passed. Another year in which e-Governance Academy has been involved in digital transformation projects worldwide. Most might have expected calmer waters after exiting the emergency situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, with 2022 came a number of events that saw our experts at the centre of the international scene. Executive Director […]

8
Nov
2022
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & Blog: Cyber attacks in the Western Balkans and the way out

  It was just June that we were talking about improving cybersecurity capacity in the Western Balkans area. And a few months later, between August and September, the countries of Albania and Montenegro respectively suffered disruptive cyber attacks. Merle Maigre, Programme Director on Cybersecurity at eGA, joins us again to take stock of the situation. […]

22
Jun
2022
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: Why cybersecurity capacity of the Western Balkan should matter?

  If countries’ national security is indivisible on a global level, as in actions and consequences are interlinked for everyone, governments have then two good places to start. Firstly, international cooperation, creating a strong government-to-government community. Secondly, seeing public expenditure in this area as an investment, and not just a cost. The Western Balkan Digital […]

22
Jun
2022
by ega
Main Takeaways from the Western Balkan Digital Security Forum

By Merle Maigre and Jurijs Svirko   High-level representatives from Tirana, Sarajevo, Pristina, Podgorica, Skopje and Belgrade discussed the cybersecurity development in the Western Balkan region, shared knowledge and learned best practices of the EU at the Western Balkan Digital Security Forum on 14-15 June 2022 in Tallinn.  The main takeaways from the forum are: […]

4
Apr
2022
by ega
NCSI: Cybersecurity regional trends

By Radu Serrano   Many governments have accelerated their digitalization and e-governance projects to support and serve their citizens. These projects are complex and intricate endeavors that must take into consideration cybersecurity in order to succeed and benefit all. The NCSI shows clearly trends the governments follow, best practices they use and the gaps, that […]

16
Mar
2022
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog from Ukraine: Digital services keep working despite the war

  Perhaps one of the strongest displays of resistance is, also, to ensure that what should be working in normal times does so as well during exceptional circumstances. This is of course a euphemism, referring to what Ukraine is undergoing with Russian forces on its territory. In this episode of the Digital Government Podcast, we […]

9
Mar
2022
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: Is cyberwarfare part of Russia’s plans in Ukraine?

  Something might have caught many observers by surprise in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. After a solid history of cyberthreats that could be linked back to the Federation’s territory, cyberwarfare seems to not be playing a major role in the attackers’ plans this time. As it did instead in 2007, during the first cyberwar […]

2
Feb
2022
by ega
Podcast 🎧: How to make people more cyber-wise?

Behind a successful cyber attack, it is very often the poor cyber hygiene of internet users or employees of an organisation, as revealed by the analysis of cyber incidents. Thus, the demand of being cyber-wise concerns every citizen, and the government as well. In this episode, Lauri Tankler, lead analyst of the Estonian Information System Authority, and Merle Maigre, […]

8
Dec
2021
by ega
Podcast 🎧: Let’s sum up the year 2021!

  With the year-end approaching, we could not let this opportunity slip for a proper wrap up of 2021. Hannes Astok, Executive Director at e-Governance Academy, gladly bears the weight of this responsibility in the latest episode of the Digital Government Podcast. Remote work and cybersecurity are the topics that dominated the digital transformation landscape this […]

8
Sep
2021
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Podcast 🎧: State’s sovereignty in the digital age

The globalisation of economies, technologies and communication has challenged country sovereignty relative to actions and protection. In the global scene, we can witness every day how fake news attack democracy, and how hackers do the same to supply chains, electricity networks or hospitals. The problem of one country concerns simultaneously other countries too, as we […]

5
Aug
2021
by Adhele Tuulas
How to strengthen national cyber capacity shields?

Cyber threats have been on the rise for years. Data is currency – especially in the cyber underworld – and locking critical systems for ransom can lead to enticing paydays for cyber criminals. The first half of 2021 already saw a number of significant cyberattacks against major actors, including Colonial Pipeline, Microsoft Exchange, and Bombardier. […]

9
Jun
2021
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Podcast 🎧: Cyber exercises – the best way to train your cyber muscles

  Cyber attacks are becoming a natural part of our digital life. Hence it is wise to know how to defend your data and infrastructure to avoid losses. In today’s episode of the Digital Government Podcast, we invite you to explore how governments and organisations can be better prepared for cyber attacks. Two distinguished cyber […]

24
Mar
2021
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Podcast 🎧 : How to make IT systems and e-services more secure?

Cyber threats and attacks are the part of the daily management of IT systems and e-services. Usually, we, as regular users of e-services, do not know about attacks as long as the e-service is available and working. In this episode Epp Maaten, Programme Director of Cyber Security, talks about how to secure e-services, IT systems […]

17
Mar
2021
by Anu Vahtra-Hellat
Podcast 🎧: Digital health security and vaccination certificates

  The COVID19 pandemic has created a new reality for the healthcare sector, globally testing its limits. The European Commission, along with the World Health Organisation, is looking for a scalable digital infrastructure for secure vaccination certification to help governments to reopen societies and economies. In this episode, Merle Maigre, the organizer of the Digital […]

6
Jan
2021
by Federico Plantera
Podcast 🎧 & blog: A year worth one decade. Digital trends to watch out for in 2021

This blog post refers to the podcast “Digital trends to watch out for in 2021” with Linnar Viik and Federico Plantera. Listen to the first episode of Digital Government podcast in 2021! Taking stock of more than twenty years of digital transformation, in the public sector and beyond, industry experts were making predictions on up-and-coming […]

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