Tag Archives: Estonia

BAE to Help Maintain, Repair Estonia’s Infantry Fighting Vehicles

Estonia’s center for defense investment has inked long-term contracts with BAE Systems for the company to help maintain and sustain the country’s fleet of infantry fighting vehicles. BAE said Wednesday the agreements will cover configuration management, maintenance, repair and spare parts production support services 44 CV9035 IFVs the Estonian government procured in 2014 from the Netherlands. The company …

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Raytheon-NCSA Study: Election-Related Threats Fueling Interest in Cyber Careers

A study commissioned by Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance indicates cyber threats against the U.S. presidential election have helped boost interest in cybersecurity careers among young adults. Raytheon said Wednesday Zogby Analytics conducted the “Securing Our Future: Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap” survey which involves 3,779 respondents aged 18 to 26 from the …

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NATO Agency, AFCEA International to Address Euro-Atlantic Security at Estonia Conference

Participants from NATO’s communications and information agency and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International will host a conference in Estonia to discuss new strategies to address Euro-Atlantic security and cyber threats. The international event called NITEC will include panel discussions with Estonia’s president Toomas Hendrick Ilves and Adm. Michael Rogers, U.S. Cyber Command …

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Unisys-Led Consortium Wins eu-LISA IT Support Contracts; Mark Forman Comments

A Unisys-led consortium in Belgium has received two four-year contracts worth $53 million combined to support the European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. The company said Thursday its Consortium U2 subsidiary and partner Uni Systems will provide IT services in support of eu-LISA’s border management, asylum …

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Tom Vecchiolla: Raytheon, Estonia’s Military Forge Cyber Partnership

Raytheon and Estonia’s military have entered into a long-term arrangement to partner on cybersecurity initiatives following talks on bilateral defense cooperation in a recent Washington visit by Estonian Defense Secretary Mikk Marran. “Combining Estonia’s world class information technology infrastructure with Raytheon’s cyber security expertise will result in new opportunities to address the most challenging cyber …

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Estonian Telecom Services Provider Fights Off Cyber Attack

An unidentified hacker launched a cyber attack against Estonian telecom service provider Elion’s email system, attempting to gain access to 70,000 client accounts, Estonian Public Broadcasting reports. An investigation determined the intruder failed to access passwords and content. The attack, which came from outside of Estonia, was the largest cyber …

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US Intel to Open Cyber Office in Estonia

U.S. intelligence is scheduled to open an office in Tallinn, Estonia, this week to help fight the battle against cyber crime, the U.S. embassy in Estonia announced today. “Estonia was selected as the site for the new Secret Service office due to both the investigative nexus it provides in combating …

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Estonia Fights Cyber Threat with Volunteer Cyber Army

When other countries struggle to find skilled cybersecurity professionals to safeguard networks and systems, Estonia is the first nation in the world to tap a volunteer cyber workforce of programmers, computer scientists and software engineers as defenders of the nation’s digital battlefield. Called the Cyber Defense League, the volunteer organization …

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Cost of 'Web War I': 10 Million Euros

New documents released by WikiLeaks reveal the 2007 cyber attacks against Estonia, also called Web War I, cost the nation’s largest bank Hansabank at least 10 million euros, nearly $13 million, according to Baltic Business News. According to a memo leaked by the whistle-blower website, the impact of the cyber attack on SEB …

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Cyber Attack Ruled Out in Estonia's Largest-Ever Telecom Outage

After the network of one of the Estonia’s largest telecommunication companies Elion was disrupted throughout Estonia for an hour Nov. 17, the company has ruled out cyber attack and instead looked into the possibility of unknown saboteurs. “Before we have finished the analysis, we can’t  be 100 percent sure that …

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Global Cyber War Could Be 'Worse Than a Tsunami'

International cyberwar would be “worse than a tsunami” and should be avoided by a global cybersecurity peace treaty, said the head of the International Telecommunications Union Hamadoun Touré. Touré, who serves as secretary-general of the U.N. agency, has targeted cybersecurity issues in his electoral pledges. Speaking in London yesterday, he …

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Unstoppable Cyber Army Would Only Take 2 Years

It would take only two years and around $100 million to develop an unstoppable cyber army, according to a former NSA official. Charlie Miller, who currently serves as a researcher with Independent Security Evaluators, demonstrated a plan to develop a cyber army at the DefCon meeting in Las Vegas. Miller …

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